from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A lover; a man enamored.
- adv. In a soft, tender, amatory style.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In music, amorous; tender: descriptive of passages to be rendered in a manner expressive of love.
- n. A man enamored; a lover; a gallant.
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There lay, in the shape of an Antinous, no amoroso, no gallant, but a guileless philosopher.
What a false idea would any thing of the mere whining amoroso, give us of Romeo, such as he is really in Shakspeare -- the noble, gallant, ardent, brave, and witty!
The "Scherzo" is shimmering with playfulness, and, in the Beethoven fashion, has a tender intermezzo amoroso.
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He is amoroso for that black queen, who is quite covered up, and he would like to be covered up with her.
On the fifth page you see it is marked amoroso, but after eight measures the young man gives the whole thing away to his father!
Singular though it may seem, Winterbourne was vexed that the young girl, in joining her amoroso, should not appear more impatient of his own company, and he was vexed because of his inclination.
What a false idea would anything of the mere whining amoroso, give us of Romeo, such as he really is in Shakspeare -- the noble, gallant, ardent, brave, and witty!
There is no convincing a woman here that she is in the smallest degree deviating from the rule of right or the fitness of things in having an amoroso.
But Mrs. Davenport, though her heart was warm by its natural generosity, had much more of the English frigidity than the Italian amoroso in her composition.
But he did markedly contrast the heroic and amoroso aspects of the aria and throughout the evening he delivered with unstinting ardour and burnished tone.