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English definition of “dalliance”

dalliance

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈdæl.i.əns/ us  
mainly humorous (involvement in) a sexual relationship that is not lasting or seriousRelationships in general an interest or involvement in an activity or belief that only lasts for a very short period: The 1970s witnessed the first of the pop star's dalliances with communism.Excitement, interest, energy and enthusiasm
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