Saturday, November 16, 2013
con amore adverb [kon uh-MAWR-ee, -MAWR-ey, -MOHR-ee, -MOHR-ey, kohn; It. kawn ah-MAW-re] (italics) Italian. with love, tender enthusiasm, or zeal.
Definitions for con amore
- (italics) Italian. with love, tender enthusiasm, or zeal.
- tenderly and lovingly (used as a musical direction).
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Citations for con amore
He did not expect that he should really be preferred, con amore, to a young fellow like Adolphe.
Con amore, he went through the whole business of begging, praying, resisting excuses, explaining away difficulties, and at last succeeded in persuading Miss Harriet to allow herself to be led to the instrument.
Origin of con amore
Con amore entered English in the early 1700s directly from the Italian phrase of the same spelling.