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amorino

[am-uh-ree-noh; Italian ah-maw-ree-naw] /ˌæm əˈri noʊ; Italian ˌɑ mɔˈri nɔ/
noun, plural amorini
[am-uh-ree-nee] /ˌæm əˈri ni/ (Show IPA).
Fine Arts.
1.
a putto represented as an infant cupid.
Origin of amorino
1855-1860
1855-60; < Italian, equivalent to amor(e) love (see amoretto) + -ino diminutive suffix (< Latin -īnus adj. suffix)
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  • The "amorino" was evidently and rudely urging his advances upon the girl, and she kept him back, crimsoned with blushes.

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