[ah-muh-roh-soh; Spanish ah-maw-raw-saw]


a medium dry sherry of Spain.


Origin of amoroso

1610–20; < Spanish: amorous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for amoroso

Contemporary Examples of amoroso

Historical Examples of amoroso

  • But, in the end, as in "Amoroso," all the dead people are resuscitated.

    A Book of Burlesque

    Willam Davenport Adams

  • He is amoroso for that black queen, who is quite covered up, and he would like to be covered up with her.

    Miss Mapp

    Edward Frederic Benson

  • She did n't laugh as if the thing was ridiculous, and as if the idea of Kenny Dodd performing "Amoroso" was a glaring absurdity.

  • As Mr. V. and my brother walked homewards they indulged themselves with various jocose remarks at the expense of the amoroso.

  • No, good Sir Amoroso; your teeth hath taken rust, your breath wants airing, and indeed I love sound kissing.

British Dictionary definitions for amoroso


adjective, adverb

music (to be played) lovingly


a rich sweetened sherry of a dark colour

Word Origin for amoroso

from Italian and Spanish: amorous
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