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Definition of "love-in" []

  • Slang A gathering to engender and promote love, as for the satisfaction of the participants or as a form of social activism. (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 "love-in" in a sentence
  • "It's impossible to decide which was the biggest love-in of the day on the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival's second Friday: 99-year-old Lionel Ferbos singing "When You're Smiling" or John Boutte who wrote HBO's Treme theme song, and Irma Thomas who wrote "Wish Someone Would Care"singing tributes to Mahalia Jackson's 100 birthday."
  • "Unless something catastrophic happens, expect the DUP-Sinn Féin love-in to continue at Stormont with the other parties in the coalition, namely the SDLP and the Ulster Unionists, complaining about being cut out of the carve up of ministries, power and influence."
  • "In a grand former church packed out with believers and activists, it felt like an inaugural love-in."