Part of speech: noun

The act of endearing; an expression of love; a caress.

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Usage examples "endearment":

  1. Then he knelt at her side and took her hands with a murmur of endearment. - "The Valley of Decision", Edith Wharton.
  2. Stretching up his arms, he made soft murmuring of endearment. - "The World For Sale, Volume 2.", Gilbert Parker.
  3. Why had he uttered her name with an endearment? - "Tales of the Chesapeake", George Alfred Townsend.