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inamorata

Syllabification: in·am·o·ra·ta
Pronunciation: /iˌnaməˈrädə
 
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Definition of inamorata in English:

noun

A person’s female lover.
Example sentences
  • However he kept the flame burning bright writing passionate love letters to his inamorata.
  • Predictably, in the main duet for the lovers, the young man alternately draws his inamorata to him, molding her as if she were clay in his hands, and swings her outward in sapling-in-spring shapes.
  • Then they'll see that their inamoratas cannot remain faithful.

Origin

mid 17th century: Italian, literally 'enamored', feminine of inamorato (see inamorato).

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