amabile

adjective

ama·​bi·​le
äˈmäbəˌlā,
əˈ-,
-lē
: tender, gentle
used as a direction in music

Word History

Etymology

Italian, lovable, from Latin amabilis, from amare to love + -bilis capable or worthy of (being so acted upon)

First Known Use

circa 1825, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of amabile was circa 1825

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“Amabile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amabile. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

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