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[in-am-uh-rah-tuh, in-am-] /ɪnˌæm əˈrɑ tə, ˌɪn æm-/
noun, plural inamoratas.
a woman who loves or is loved; female sweetheart or lover.
Origin of inamorata
1645-55; < Italian innamorata (feminine); see inamorato Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Also of his inamorata in a ball gown, eyes lowered to a rose drooping from her hand.

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  • Like another Dorcasina, she fancied every man to be her inamorata.

    Hubert's Wife

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  • He tells them that Rigoletto, despite his hump, has an inamorata.

  • In his own arms, Paris bore his inamorata from shore to deck.

    Superwomen Albert Payson Terhune
  • Through these bars the Cuban lover interviews his inamorata.

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  • I arrived at last, but I looked in vain for my inamorata; I could not find her.

    Frdrique; vol. 1 Charles Paul de Kock
  • Hallard bade his inamorata good night with genuine affection.

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  • He has just cut his inamorata at Swansea, and sent her back all her letters.

    Charlotte Bronte and Her Circle Clement K. Shorter
  • Or maybe Mister Bolsheviki's inamorata will be stringing them round her neck.

    The Drums Of Jeopardy Harold MacGrath
British Dictionary definitions for inamorata


/ɪnˌæməˈrɑːtə; ˌɪnæmə-/
noun (pl) -tas
a woman with whom one is in love; a female lover
Word Origin
C17: see inamorato
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for inamorata

"female lover," 1650s, from Italian innamorata, fem. of innamorato, past participle of innamorare "to fall in love," from in "in" + amore "love" (see Amy).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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