Definitions for dallianceˈdæl i əns, ˈdæl yəns

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dal•li•anceˈdæl i əns, ˈdæl yəns(n.)

  1. a trifling away of time; dawdling.

  2. amorous toying; flirtation.

Origin of dalliance:

1300–50; ME daliaunce. See dally , -ance

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dalliance, dawdling, trifling(noun)

    the deliberate act of delaying and playing instead of working

  2. flirt, flirting, flirtation, coquetry, dalliance, toying(noun)

    playful behavior intended to arouse sexual interest


  1. dalliance(Noun)

    Playful flirtation; amorous play.

  2. dalliance(Noun)

    A wasting of time in idleness or trifles.

  3. dalliance(Noun)

    A sexual relationship, not serious but often illicit.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dalliance(noun)

    the act of dallying, trifling, or fondling; interchange of caresses; wanton play

  2. Dalliance(noun)

    delay or procrastination

  3. Dalliance(noun)

    entertaining discourse


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