[am-uh-ree-noh; Italian ah-maw-ree-naw]

noun, plural a·mo·ri·ni [am-uh-ree-nee] /ˌæm əˈri ni/. Fine Arts.

a putto represented as an infant cupid.

Origin of amorino

1855–60; < Italian, equivalent to amor(e) love (see amoretto) + -ino diminutive suffix (< Latin -īnus adj. suffix) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for amorini

Historical Examples of amorini

  • Note how he hangs his swags, and swings his amorini, from the horizontal borders.

    The Tapestry Book

    Helen Churchill Candee

  • The chariots are driven by Amorini, who are not attending to what they are about, and drive over one another.

    Walks in Rome

    Augustus J.C. Hare

  • In the lunettes of the ceiling are amorini, with the attributes of those gods who have done homage to the power of Love.

    Walks in Rome

    Augustus J.C. Hare

  • A troubadour and a singing girl amuse them with songs, amorini flutter around them and wave their torches.

  • It soon degenerated into “earthly loves” and “cupids,” or amorini as they were termed and as we now understand them.