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[ah-muh-roh-soh; Spanish ah-maw-raw-saw] /ˌɑ məˈroʊ soʊ; Spanish ˌɑ mɔˈrɔ sɔ/
a medium dry sherry of Spain.
Origin of amoroso
1610-20; < Spanish: amorous Unabridged
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  • But, in the end, as in "amoroso," all the dead people are resuscitated.

    A Book of Burlesque Willam Davenport Adams
  • He is amoroso for that black queen, who is quite covered up, and he would like to be covered up with her.

    Miss Mapp Edward Frederic Benson
  • She did n't laugh as if the thing was ridiculous, and as if the idea of Kenny Dodd performing "amoroso" was a glaring absurdity.

  • As Mr. V. and my brother walked homewards they indulged themselves with various jocose remarks at the expense of the amoroso.

  • No, good Sir amoroso; your teeth hath taken rust, your breath wants airing, and indeed I love sound kissing.

British Dictionary definitions for amoroso


adjective, adverb
(music) (to be played) lovingly
a rich sweetened sherry of a dark colour
Word Origin
from Italian and Spanish: amorous
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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