follow Dictionary.com

11 Trending Words of 2014

amorino

[am-uh-ree-noh; Italian ah-maw-ree-naw] /ˌæm əˈri noʊ; Italian ˌɑ mɔˈri nɔ/
noun, plural amorini
[am-uh-ree-nee] /ˌæm əˈri ni/ (Show IPA).
Fine Arts.
1.
a putto represented as an infant cupid.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; < Italian, equivalent to amor(e) love (see amoretto) + -ino diminutive suffix (< Latin -īnus adj. suffix)
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for amorino

amoretto

/ˌæməˈrɛtəʊ/
noun (pl) -retti (-ˈrɛtɪ), -rini (-ˈriːnɪ)
1.
(esp in painting) a small chubby naked boy representing a cupid Also called putto
Word Origin
C16: from Italian, diminutive of Amore Cupid, from Latin Amor Love
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for amorino

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for amorino

9
11
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for amorino