Definition of inamorata in US English:



  • A person's female lover.

    ‘his new inamorata is a twenty-two-year-old mannequin named Jennifer’
    • ‘Federico Bonelli and Inaki Urlezaga will dance the rather heroically-challenged part of Daphnis, the lover boy who languishes in a faint while his abducted inamorata risks ravishing by pirates.’
    • ‘Claire turns up, in love, and wanting to use Anna's apartment for an assignation with her new inamorata.’
    • ‘The inamorata of the title character in King Kong has been played by, respectively, Fay Wray, Jessica Lange and Naomi Watts.’
    • ‘The perfect song for the quasi-break up, if you're still hanging out with your inamorata, and aren't sure where things are going.’
    • ‘Then they'll see that their inamoratas cannot remain faithful.’
    • ‘Predictably, in the main duet for the lovers, the young man alternately draws his inamorata to him, molding her as if she were clay in his hands, and swings her outward in sapling-in-spring shapes.’
    • ‘But her main role would be as Hirschfeld's muse and playmate, his elfin inamorata, the one editor to whom he paid devoted attention.’
    • ‘If I ever somehow miraculously find myself with an inamorata, and I (God-forbid) break up with her, ‘Just Broke Up’ will find itself on repeat in my bedroom.’
    • ‘However he kept the flame burning bright writing passionate love letters to his inamorata.’
    girlfriend, girl, sweetheart, partner, significant other, fiancée
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Mid 17th century: Italian, literally ‘enamored’, feminine of inamorato (see inamorato).