(When the adjective is not followed by a noun it is pronounced [[t]bɪlʌ̱vd[/t]].)
1) ADJ-GRADED: usu ADJ n, also v-link ADJ of/by n A beloved person, thing, or place is one that you feel great affection for.

He lost his beloved wife last year...

The rose is the most romantic of flowers, beloved of poets, singers, and artists.

2) N-SING: usu poss N Your beloved is the person that you love. [OLD-FASHIONED]

He takes his beloved into his arms.

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