from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. Music Lovingly; tenderly. Used chiefly as a direction.
- adv. With devotion or zeal.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. With love; with sympathetic enthusiasm or zeal; with strong liking; heartily.
Italian : con, with + amore, love.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)