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endearment

noun [C or U] uk   /ɪnˈdɪə.mənt/ us    /-ˈdɪr-/
a word or phrase that you use to show that you love someone: terms of endearment such as 'darling' or 'sweetheart' Between kisses, he was murmuring endearments.
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