Definition of dalliance noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈdæliəns//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdæliəns//
    [uncountable, countable] (old-fashioned or humorous)
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  1. 1the behaviour of somebody who is dallying with somebody/something It turned out to be his last dalliance with the education system.
  2. 2a sexual relationship that is not serious
  3. Word OriginMiddle English (in the sense ‘conversation’): from dally + -ance.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: dalliance