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billet-doux

2022-02-14 13:00 作者: 来源: 本站 浏览: 337 views Make a Comment 字号:

摘要: Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 14, 2022 is: billet-doux • \bill-ee-DOO\&nbs...

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 14, 2022 is:

billet-doux • \bill-ee-DOO\  • noun

A billet-doux is a love letter.

// While helping her grandmother pack, Abbie came across a billet-doux from her grandfather that was written when the two were teenagers.

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Examples:

"What 'The French Dispatch' celebrates is something more specific than everyday newspapering…. Anderson has inscribed a billet-doux to The New Yorker in its mid-20th-century glory years that is, at the same time, an ardent, almost orgiastic paean to the pleasures of print." — A.O. Scott, The New York Times, 20 Oct. 2021

Did you know?

In French, billet doux means "sweet letter." English writers first fell in love with the word during the 17th century and have been committed to using it as a romantic alternative to "love letter" ever since.



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