inamorata

[ in-am-uh-rah-tuh, in-am- ]
/ ɪnˌæm əˈrɑ tə, ˌɪn æm- /

noun, plural in·am·o·ra·tas.

a woman who loves or is loved; female sweetheart or lover.

Nearby words

  1. inadvertently,
  2. inadvisability,
  3. inadvisable,
  4. inalienable,
  5. inalterable,
  6. inamorato,
  7. inane,
  8. inanely,
  9. inanga,
  10. inanimate

Origin of inamorata

1645–55; < Italian innamorata (feminine); see inamorato

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British Dictionary definitions for inamorata

inamorata

/ (ɪnˌæməˈrɑːtə, ˌɪnæmə-) /

noun plural -tas

a woman with whom one is in love; a female lover

Word Origin for inamorata

C17: see inamorato

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Word Origin and History for inamorata

inamorata

n.

"female lover," 1650s, from Italian innamorata, fem. of innamorato, past participle of innamorare "to fall in love," from in "in" + amore "love" (see Amy).

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