[am-uh-ree-noh; Italian ah-maw-ree-naw]
- 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)
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Examples from the Web for 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.
In the lunettes of the ceiling are amorini, with the attributes of those gods who have done homage to the power of Love.
A troubadour and a singing girl amuse them with songs, amorini flutter around them and wave their torches.Six Centuries of Painting
It soon degenerated into “earthly loves” and “cupids,” or amorini as they were termed and as we now understand them.Fictitious & Symbolic Creatures in Art