Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A cupid.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a cupid or putto
  • n. a love poem
  • n. a sweetheart

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A person enamored; a lover.
  • n. A little love; a cupid.

Etymologies

Italian, diminutive of Amore, Cupid, from Latin Amor, from amor, love; see amorous.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Italian diminutive of Amore, the god of love (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Supremes in the name of love stop more hurt than anything more or less an amoretto more mortifiedby loneliness than by mortgage benefits

    Mores

  • Forgive me but I am going to use your Madeira cake recipe, add amoretto, and serve it with a cup of white peach tea.

    Madeira Cake

  • i finally got the coopers farm peaches i've been looking for, just the right sweetness. so, it will be peach ice cream in day or so. i'm also going to add some organic vanilla wafer cookies. and since this will be two batches, the second may be some amoretto (sic) soaked peaches and the cookies soaked as well. it will be my version of peach ammoretto freezes crunch.

    Peach ice cream on a summer morning | Homesick Texan

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