amabile

adjective ama·bi·le \äˈmäbəˌlā, əˈ-, -lē\

Definition of amabile

  1. :  tender, gentle —used as a direction in music

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Origin and Etymology of amabile

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


First Known Use: circa 1825


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