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English definition of “dearest”

dearest

adjective uk   /ˈdɪə.rɪst/ us    /ˈdɪr.ɪst/ old-fashioned
used when writing to someone you love: "Dearest Kitty," she wrote.Affectionate terms of address

dearest

noun [C] uk   /ˈdɪə.rɪst/ us    /ˈdɪr.ɪst/ old-fashioned
used when writing or speaking to someone you love: Come, my dearest, it's getting late.Written greetingsLetters, notes and cards
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