adverb (or adjective)

: with tenderness
used as a direction in music

Word History


Italian, amorous, from Medieval Latin amorosus

First Known Use

1770, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of amoroso was in 1770

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“Amoroso.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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