how to pronounce love


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love is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of love in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… added bonus I would love for you to send …”

meanings of love


  1. A thing, activity, etc which is the object of one's deep liking or enthusiasm.
  2. A feeling of intense attraction towards someone.
  3. An instance or episode of being in love; a love affair.
  4. Used as the closing, before the signature, of a letter, especially between good friends or family members, or by the young.
  5. Sexual desire; attachment based on sexual attraction.
  6. A climbing plant, Clematis vitalba.
  7. Alternative letter-case form of Love (“personification of love").
  8. Affectionate, benevolent concern or care for other people or beings, and for their well-being.
  9. A deep or abiding liking for something; an enthusiasm for something.
  10. (uncountable) Strong affection.
  11. Zero, no score.
  12. A term of friendly address, regardless of feelings.
  13. Sexual activity.
  14. A profound and caring affection towards someone.
  15. A person who is the object of romantic feelings; a darling, a sweetheart, a beloved.
  16. A thin silk material.


  1. To have a strong affection for (someone or something).
  2. To need, thrive on.
  3. To be strongly inclined towards something; an emphatic form of like.
  4. To derive delight from a fact or situation.
  5. To praise; commend.
  6. To care deeply about, to be dedicated to (someone or something).
  7. To praise as of value; prize; set a price on.
  8. To have sex with (perhaps from make love).


  1. A male given name.
  2. A female given name.
  3. A surname​.
  4. Cupid, Eros or another personification of love.
  5. An unincorporated community in Kentucky.

love frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word love occurs in english on average 1181.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics love can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that love can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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