noun (plural amoretti or -tos) Etymology: Italian, diminutive of amore love, cupid, from Latin amor Date: 1622 Cupid, cherub 2

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  • amoretto — (n.) 1590s, from Italian, lit. little love, a dim. of amore love (see AMY (Cf. Amy)). This word was variously applied to love sonnets, cupids, etc. Also Cf. AMARETTO (Cf. Amaretto) …   Etymology dictionary

  • amoretto — [am΄ə ret′ō] n. pl. amoretti [äm΄əret′ē] [It, dim. of amore < L amor, love] an infant cupid, as in Italian art of the 16th cent …   English World dictionary

  • amoretto — /am euh ret oh/; It. /ah maw rddet taw/, n., pl. amoretti / ret ee/; It. / rddet tee/. a little cupid. [1590 1600; < It, equiv. to amor(e) love ( < L amorem, acc. of amor) + etto ET; cf. AMOUR] * * * …   Universalium

  • amoretto — noun a) (in art) a cupid or putto b) a love poem …   Wiktionary

  • amoretto — a·mo·rét·to s.m. CO 1. vezz. → amore 2. relazione amorosa superficiale e di breve durata Sinonimi: amorazzo, capriccio, flirt. 3. LE amorino: allor tra fiori e linfe | traean dolci carole | gli Amoretti senz archi e senza faci (Tasso) …   Dizionario italiano

  • amoretto — {{hw}}{{amoretto}}{{/hw}}s. m. Amore superficiale e di breve durata …   Enciclopedia di italiano

  • amoretto — n. little cupid; cupid as represented in painting; symbolic representation of love; cherub represented in painting …   English contemporary dictionary

  • amoretto —    (ah mor REH toh) [Italian] A little amor; a cupid …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • amoretto — [ˌamə rɛtəʊ] noun (plural amoretti ti) a representation of Cupid in a work of art. Origin Ital., dimin. of amore love , from L. amor …   English new terms dictionary

  • amoretto — s. m. 1. dim. di amore 2. amore frivolo, filarino □ cotta, passioncella, flirt (ingl.) 3. (raro, spec. al pl.) amorino …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

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