Dalliance - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈdæliəns|  American pronunciation of the word dalliance
Brit.  |ˈdalɪəns|  British pronunciation of the word dalliance

noun

- the deliberate act of delaying and playing instead of working (syn: dawdling, trifling)
- playful behavior intended to arouse sexual interest (syn: coquetry, flirt, flirtation, flirting, toying)

Examples

...an extremely serious scientist who is not much given to dalliance or idle chitchat...

He continued to live in idle dalliance.

Word forms

noun
singular: dalliance
plural: dalliances
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