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amorino

[ am-uh-ree-noh; Italian ah-maw-ree-naw ]
/ ˌæm əˈri noʊ; Italian ˌɑ mɔˈri nɔ /
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noun, plural a·mo·ri·ni [am-uh-ree-nee]. /ˌæm əˈri ni/. Fine Arts.

a putto represented as an infant cupid.

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Origin of amorino

1855–60; <Italian, equivalent to amor(e) love (see amoretto) + -ino diminutive suffix (<Latin -īnus adj. suffix)
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Example sentences from the Web for amorino

  • She crept on and groped for the lock beneath the plaster Amorino's hand.

  • The "Amorino" was evidently and rudely urging his advances upon the girl, and she kept him back, crimsoned with blushes.

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