inamorata

noun

in·​amo·​ra·​ta i-ˌna-mə-ˈrä-tə How to pronounce inamorata (audio)
: a woman with whom one is in love or has intimate relations

Examples of inamorata in a Sentence

a story about a powerful politician and his inamorata a number of women have been suggested as the inamorata who inspired such passionate love poetry
Recent Examples on the Web Sebastian’s inamorata, Ellie (Leslie Bibb), is the only daughter of hotel magnate William Collins XII (David Rasche) and his US senator wife, Tigger (Kim Cattrall); and, yes, Tigger is her government name. Odie Henderson, BostonGlobe.com, 24 May 2023 The idyllic scenery also represents the happy ending that Yadra’s lesbian daughter, Zelia, wants to imagine about what happened to her great aunt Nena, who chose to stay behind in Cuba to be with her married inamorata, Antonia. San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 Nov. 2021 His wife’s popularity with the public kindles Charles’s jealousy, and soon Diana sinks into palace isolation and endless quarreling with the prince, who refuses to give up his affair with longtime inamorata Camilla Parker Bowles (Erin Davie). BostonGlobe.com, 1 Oct. 2021 This quick test saves him from wasting a bolus of precious (seriously) sperm on a millipede inamorata from the wrong species. Emily Willingham, Wired, 22 Sep. 2020 Today, mastering moguls is the pastime of moguls, not to mention movie stars and Trump inamoratas, as Ivana and Marla famously clashed in Aspen in 1989. Karen Heller, Anchorage Daily News, 8 Jan. 2020

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Word History

Etymology

Italian innamorata, from feminine of innamorato, past participle of innamorare to inspire with love, from in- (from Latin) + amore love, from Latin amor — more at amorous

First Known Use

1651, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of inamorata was in 1651

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Cite this Entry

“Inamorata.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inamorata. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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