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- (General American) IPA(key): /fiˈɑnseɪ/, /ˌfiɑnˈseɪ/, /fiɑnˈseɪ/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /fiˈɒ̃seɪ/, /fiˈɒnseɪ/, /fiˈɑːnseɪ/
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- Homophone: fiancée
- A man who is engaged to be married; the man to whom one is engaged.
- A person engaged to be married.
- 2009, B. R. Laine, Tales from Suffolk County, page 107:
- West said that she was proud of their relationship and is looking forward to meeting his fiancé.
- 2018, Christina J. Easley -, Disaster Free Survivor Strikes Back: Storms of Love & Loss, →ISBN, page 163:
- He could not bear to think about the idea that his fiancé could die in their dream home where they had shared so many unforgettable moments together.
- 2018, T. K. Kohl, Quest of the Staff and the Sword, →ISBN, page 153:
- Matt called his fiancé and told her to come to the office.
- Traditionally, the spelling fiancé is used for a man who is engaged, with fiancée being the female counterpart (this is a reflection of the corresponding distinction in French). However, this distinction is not reliably followed today.
man who is engaged to be married
person engaged to be married