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Definition of "lovebird" [lovebird]

  • Any of various small Old World parrots, especially of the genus Agapornis, often kept as cage birds and noted for the apparent affection between mates. (noun)
  • Informal A couple who are openly affectionate or demonstrative with each other, especially in public. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "lovebird" in a sentence
  • "Those do, sometimes, veer into the saccharine: secondary characters also end up in lovebird pairs, a heroine who pined for children turns out not to be infertile after all, a secondary love interest manages to knock him -/herself out of the running by secretly being a Bad Person and not a worthy rival at all, etc."
  • "From their site: cheerful, colorful avians, two by two. freehanded on felt, so every bird is one-of-a-kind, like you. two-line saying in lovebird cursive (neat, carefree handwriting)."
  • "Any lovebird that lays eggs, it is a guarantee that the lovebird is a female."