noun, plural am·o·ret·ti [am-uhret-ee; Italian ah-maw-ret-tee] /ˌæm əˈrɛt i; Italian ˌɑ mɔˈrɛt ti/.

  1. a little cupid.

noun plural -retti (-ˈrɛtɪ) or -rini (-ˈriːnɪ)

  1. (esp in painting) a small chubby naked boy representing a cupidAlso called: putto

1590s, from Italian, literally “little love,” a diminutive of amore “love” (see Amy). This word was variously applied to love sonnets, cupids, etc. Also cf. Amaretto.

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