Definition of duello in English:


Line breaks: du¦ello
Pronunciation: /djuːˈɛləʊ


(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
  • Armado valued himself on the nicety of his skill in taking up quarrels according to the rules of art, and adjusting the ceremonies of the duello.
  • He has put a mortal slight upon me, by bumping me in the solemn service of Hele-an-to; apologizing with an insult; and then refusing to abide by 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
  • Here and there fierce duellos among rival bulls took place for the possession of some shaggy one of the softer sex.
  • Within a month after his letting out of prison he was killed in a duello with the husband of a lady he had took by force in the highway.
  • 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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