• (British) IPA: /ˈdalɪəns/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈdæli.əns/


  1. Playful flirtation; amorous play. [from 14th c.]
    Synonyms: flirtation
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, chapter XI, in The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling. In Six Volumes, volume (please specify ), London: Printed by A[ndrew] Millar, […], OCLC 928184292 ↗, book V:
  2. A wasting of time in idleness or trifles. [from 16th c.]
    Synonyms: dawdling, idling, trifling
  3. A sexual relationship, not serious but often illicit.
    Synonyms: affair
Related terms Translations Translations
  • French: baguenaudage, perte de temps, glandouillage
  • German: Trödelei
  • Russian: праздное времяпрепровожде́ние
  • Russian: интрижка
  • Spanish: devaneo, amorío

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