Definition of lovey-dovey in English:

lovey-dovey

adjective

informal
  • Very affectionate or romantic, especially excessively so.

    ‘a lovey-dovey couple’
    lovey
    • ‘A lovey-dovey couple whispering sweet nothings amidst nature's breathtaking splendour, besides a couple of glass paintings are other brilliant pieces created by the young and upcoming artist.’
    • ‘Both of them were her best friends but watching lovey-dovey scenes between the two was a vomit-inducing phenomenon for her.’
    • ‘After a nightmare week in Thailand with my ex, which she spent giving me the silent treatment, I had sworn to steer clear of lovey-dovey couples' holidays for good.’
    • ‘I don't know about you, but I could do without all the lovey-dovey stuff going on between our parents.’
    • ‘In today's episode, Willie and Nellie use a ‘talking machine’ to record Laura saying lovey-dovey things about the new boy, Jason.’
    • ‘You can't be thinking about lovey-dovey stuff when there's that level of jeopardy involved.’
    • ‘He had never quite seen this lovey-dovey side of his brother before.’
    • ‘We'll just go and sit in the corner like idiots while you two say a horrendously long lovey-dovey goodbye.’
    • ‘Aren't we a bit too old for this lovey-dovey thing?’
    • ‘He'll give you a red rose and a lovey-dovey poem he wrote.’
    • ‘Of course, sometimes we may not even want to hear about the happy, lovey-dovey couples because we're feeling romantically unlucky or lovelorn ourselves.’
    • ‘I want all the lovey-dovey romantic feelings and things you feel for her!’
    • ‘Don't think you're going to get a warm response from her if you try to get lovey-dovey with her.’
    • ‘I told him I didn't love him in the lovey-dovey sort of way.’
    • ‘Once she walked into the very ‘high-nosed’ restaurant, Paige spotted her father, who was fifty years old at the time, being lovey-dovey with his twenty-four year old wife.’
    • ‘And there's no denying that her mother is distant and selfish… though Becca figures it's better than having some lovey-dovey, in-your-face, nagging parent.’
    • ‘We are not a lovey-dovey, touchy-feely family, and I wouldn't want us to be.’
    • ‘As couples, we have spent so much time together and are so familiar with each other - warts and all, and the warts take precedence - that we are unable to rekindle being lovey-dovey feeling.’
    • ‘A young couple was in there acting lovey-dovey, obviously imitating what they just saw: Jean and Ollie kissing.’
    • ‘I'd expected you to be one of those people who turns all lovey-dovey after sex.’
    loving, fond, adoring, devoted, caring, doting, tender, warm, warm-hearted, big-hearted, soft-centred, soft-hearted, soft, unselfish, kind, kind-hearted, kindly, comforting
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Pronunciation:

lovey-dovey

/ˌləvēˈdəvē/