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inamorata

[in-am-uh-rah-tuh, in-am-] /ɪnˌæm əˈrɑ tə, ˌɪn æm-/
noun, plural inamoratas.
1.
a woman who loves or is loved; female sweetheart or lover.
Origin
1645-1655
1645-55; < Italian innamorata (feminine); see inamorato
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Examples for inamorata
  • As one method of showing his devotion it was his custom to shower his inamorata with presents.
  • Eugene had st last discovered that his inamorata was a widow, wealthy and of good family.
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inamorata

/ɪnˌæməˈrɑːtə; ˌɪnæmə-/
noun (pl) -tas
1.
a woman with whom one is in love; a female lover
Word Origin
C17: see inamorato
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Word Origin and History for inamorata
inamorata
"female lover," 1650s, from It. innamorata, fem. of innamorato, pp. of innamorare "to fall in love," from in "in" + amore "love."
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