Meaning of inamorato in English:


Pronunciation /ɪˌnaməˈrɑːtəʊ/

nounplural noun inamoratos

  • A person's male lover.

    ‘her days were spent dallying with her inamorato’
    • ‘As for the nomadic spirit of the poet, I remember wresting my partner away from an accountant inamorato, donkeys ago, telling her she'd live the romantic rover's life with me.’
    • ‘In her novel, Lapierre picks up on this and Richard Symonds's remark that Lanier was ‘inamorato di Artemisia Gentileschi,’ to construct a passionate affair between Lanier and Artemisia.’
    sweetheart, loved one, love, true love, lady love, darling, dearest, dear one, lover, girlfriend, boyfriend, young lady, young man, woman friend, lady friend, man friend, beau, admirer, worshipper, inamorata, inamorato


Late 16th century Italian, literally ‘enamoured’, past participle of the verb inamorare (now innamorare), based on Latin amor ‘love’.