inamorata


in·amo·ra·ta

noun \i-ˌna-mə-ˈrä-tə\

: the woman that a man loves

Full Definition of INAMORATA

:  a woman with whom one is in love or has intimate relations

Examples of INAMORATA

  1. a story about a powerful politician and his inamorata
  2. <a number of women have been suggested as the inamorata who inspired such passionate love poetry>

Origin of INAMORATA

Italian innamorata, from feminine of innamorato, past participle of innamorare to inspire with love, from in- (from Latin) + amore love, from Latin amor — more at amorous
First Known Use: 1651

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