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Palio Syllabification: Pal·i·o
Pronunciation: /ˈpälēō/

Definition of Palio in English:

(plural Paliiˈpälēˌē)
A traditional horse race held in Siena, Italy, twice a year, in July and August.

Origin

Italian, from Latin pallium 'covering' (with reference to the cloth given as a prize).

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