Definition of amoretto in English:


Line breaks: amo|retto
Pronunciation: /ˌaməˈrɛtəʊ

noun (plural amoretti /-ti/)

  • A representation of Cupid in a work of art.
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    • 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.


Italian, diminutive of amore 'love', from Latin amor.

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