in·​amo·​ra·​ta | \ i-ˌna-mə-ˈrä-tə How to pronounce inamorata (audio) \

Definition of inamorata

: a woman with whom one is in love or has intimate relations

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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

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In truth, the song’s afterglow eases the farcical ordeal of Charity hiding out in Vittorio’s closet after his tempestuous inamorata, Ursula (Ashley Loren), storms the apartment. Charles Mcnulty,, "'Sweet Charity' from Reprise: The dancing never gets old, but the book could use a nip and tuck," 23 June 2018

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First Known Use of inamorata

1651, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for inamorata

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

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English Language Learners Definition of inamorata

literary : the woman that a man loves

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