Origin of amatory
Examples from the Web for amatory
Discretion, it goes without saying, is the cornerstone of long-term success in the amatory arts.
"I hope my breath is not offensive from drink, Mrs. Fay," said Doyle, in an amatory whisper to the leg of the table.Handy Andy, Volume One|Samuel Lover
To be sure, this was not by any means his first amatory venture.Quin|Alice Hegan Rice
I am no philanthropist, nor am I a fool, and you yourself seem willing to acquit me of any amatory intentions.A Woman's Burden|Fergus Hume
Nothing has been published in the Castilian language of this amatory style older than 1400.
Devices of the mediaeval period were parted into two divisions—religious and amatory.The Well in the Desert|Emily Sarah Holt
British Dictionary definitions for amatory
Word Origin for amatory
Word Origin and History for amatory
1590s, "pertaining to love" (especially sexual love), from Latin amatorius "loving," from amatus, past participle of amare (see Amy).