Definition of amoretto in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌaməˈredō/

noun (plural amoretti /-ˈretē/)

A representation of Cupid in a work of art.
Example sentences
  • The shameless cocotte Venus, wheedling her husband Vulcan for armour for Aeneas, her son by Anchises, disrobes aided by a passing amoretto and Vulcan himself in Vulcan and Venus.
  • With curious looks a pair of tiny-winged amoretti press back the overspill of grapes from the basket they have brought Erigone.
  • In it Venus appears seated on a couch, with her lower limbs covered and her left hand upon her breast, looking into a mirror held up by an amoretto, while another amoretto is reaching up to crown her with a wreath of flowers.


Late 17th century (denoting a lover or a love song): Italian, diminutive of amore 'love', from Latin amor.

Words that rhyme with amoretto

allegretto, amaretto, Canaletto, cornetto, falsetto, ghetto, larghetto, libretto, Loreto, Orvieto, ristretto, Soweto, stiletto, Tintoretto, vaporetto, zucchetto

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Syllabification: am·o·ret·to

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