amoretto

noun
amo·​ret·​to | \ ˌa-mə-ˈre-(ˌ)tō How to pronounce amoretto (audio) , ˌä- \
plural amoretti\ ˌa-​mə-​ˈre-​(ˌ)tē How to pronounce amoretto (audio) , ˌä-​ \ or amorettos

Definition of amoretto

First Known Use of amoretto

1622, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amoretto

borrowed from Italian, "love affair, cupid," from amore "love" (going back to Latin amor) + -etto, diminutive suffix — more at amour

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About amoretto

Time Traveler for amoretto

Time Traveler

The first known use of amoretto was in 1622

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near amoretto

amoralistic

amoretto

Amoreuxia

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for amoretto

Cite this Entry

“Amoretto.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amoretto. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Dog Words Quiz

  • shiba puppy more or less demanding cuddles
  • Which of the following animals has a dog in its etymology?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!