darlingnoun [ C ]uk /ˈdɑː.lɪŋ/ us /ˈdɑːr-/
Oh darling, I love you.
In spite of his unpopularity in the USSR, Gorbachev remained a/the darling of (= very popular with) the West right to the end.Note: This is used as a name between people who love each other and people who are being friendly. As a friendly way of talking to someone it is not usually used between men.
- Sorry darling, something unexpected has come up at the office, and I'll be home late.
- "How wonderful to see you again, darling, " she cooed.
- Darling, Mummy's told you before, there's no such thing as ghosts!
- "Mummy, I hurt my knee." "Come here, darling, and let me kiss it better."
- My darling!
darlingadjective [ before noun ]uk /ˈdɑː.lɪŋ/ us /ˈdɑːr-/
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