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

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1622, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of amoretto was in 1622

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Cite this Entry

“Amoretto.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amoretto. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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