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Ido Line breaks: Ido
Pronunciation: /ˈiːdəʊ/

Definition of Ido in English:


[mass noun]
An artificial universal language developed from Esperanto.
Example sentences
  • He became a prime mover in the development of an international language Ido based on Esperanto.
  • The creators of Ido felt that much of Esperanto was either not internationally recognizable, or unnecessarily deformed.


Early 19th century: Ido, literally 'offspring'.

Words that rhyme with Ido

aikido, bushido, credo, Guido, libido, lido, speedo, teredo, torpedo, tuxedo

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