Definition of love interest noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

love interest

 noun
noun
BrE
 
; NAmE
 
[countable, usually singular] Film plots, Characters in a story
 
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a character in a film/movie or story who has a romantic role, often as the main character’s lover Wordfinderanti-hero, baddy, character, goody, hero, love interest, narrator, protagonist, trait, villain See related entries: Film plots, Characters in a story
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: love interest