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duello Line breaks: du¦ello
Pronunciation: /djuːˈɛləʊ/

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Definition of duello in English:

noun (plural duellos)

historical (the duello)
1The custom of duelling or the established code governing duellists: the laws of the duello as laid down in every civilized country
More example sentences
  • The Passado he respects not, the Duello he regards not; his disgrace is to be called Boy, but his glorie is to subdue men.
  • Among the greatest of today is the great hue and cry against the Duello.
  • An outcry has been raised against the duello, when the fact is that the duello is simply the unit of war.
1.1A duel: none shall fight duellos here
More example sentences
  • A duello commenced of longbow against crossbow; and as the freebooters could deliver near a dozen shafts to each bolt, they more than held their own.
  • The implication reminded Smollett of a narrow escape from a duello at Ghent in 1749 with a Frenchman.
  • Through my defiance, and stupid ways, here was I in a duello, and my legs not come to their strength yet, and my arms as limp as a herring.


Late 16th century: Italian, 'duel'.

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