Definition of best-beloved in English:

best-beloved

adjective

  • That is loved best; most beloved.

noun

  • A most beloved person; specifically a lover, a sweetheart.

Origin

Late Middle English. From best + beloved. Compare earlier well-beloved.

Pronunciation

best-beloved

/ˌbɛs(t)bɪˈlʌv(ɪ)d/