noun (plural amoretti /ˌaməˈrɛti/)
A representation of Cupid in a work of art.
- 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.
Words that rhyme with amorettoallegretto, amaretto, Canaletto, cornetto, falsetto, ghetto, larghetto, libretto, Loreto, Orvieto, ristretto, Soweto, stiletto, Tintoretto, vaporetto, zucchetto
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