Definition of polyamory in English:


Pronunciation /ˌpälēˈamərē/ /ˌpɑliˈæməri/


  • The practice of engaging in multiple sexual relationships with the consent of all the people involved.

    • ‘People who practice polyamory are entitled to the same respect as those who are monogamists.’
    • ‘Polyamory is a way of life that you cannot easily deny if it is meant for you.’
    • ‘It is very likely that the next person one is attracted to has no concept of polyamory, and expects to enter into an exclusive relationship, not an open one.’
    • ‘They are often unfamiliar with true polyamory, where communication and consent are a given.’
    • ‘Whether you choose polyamory or an open marriage or flexible monogamy isn't the point—whatever you decide, you have to come by it honestly.’


1990s from poly-‘many’ + Latin amor ‘love’ + -y.



/ˌpälēˈamərē/ /ˌpɑliˈæməri/