[in-am-uh-rah-tuh, in-am-]

noun, plural in·am·o·ra·tas.

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

Origin of inamorata

1645–55; < Italian innamorata (feminine); see inamorato Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for inamorata

sweetheart, woman, mistress, paramour, ladylove

Examples from the Web for inamorata

Contemporary Examples of inamorata

Historical Examples of inamorata

  • Also of his inamorata in a ball gown, eyes lowered to a rose drooping from her hand.

    Erik Dorn

    Ben Hecht

  • Like another Dorcasina, she fancied every man to be her inamorata.

    Hubert's Wife

    Minnie Mary Lee

  • He tells them that Rigoletto, despite his hump, has an inamorata.

  • In his own arms, Paris bore his inamorata from shore to deck.


    Albert Payson Terhune

  • Through these bars the Cuban lover interviews his inamorata.


    Arthur D. Hall

British Dictionary definitions for inamorata


noun plural -tas

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

Word Origin for inamorata

C17: see inamorato
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for inamorata

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper