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duomo

[dwoh-moh] /ˈdwoʊ moʊ/
noun, plural duomos, duomi
[dwoh-mee] /ˈdwoʊ mi/ (Show IPA)
1.
cathedral, especially in Italy.
Origin of duomo
1540-1550
From Italian, dating back to 1540-50; See origin at dome
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  • At his death he was entombed with great ceremony in the duomo.

  • Do you take Bianca to the duomo and pray that right may be done and God's will prevail.

    The Strolling Saint Raphael Sabatini
  • Thus we crossed the square, and went to the duomo, to render thanks.

    The Strolling Saint Raphael Sabatini
  • They were listening to the thin notary, Ser Cioni, who had just paused on his way to the duomo.

    Romola George Eliot
  • Arrived where they could get a good oblique view of the duomo, the party paused.

    Romola George Eliot
  • “I am going into the duomo to look at that savage old man again,” said Piero.

    Romola George Eliot
  • This morning, for the first time, she had been to hear one of the Advent sermons in the duomo.

    Romola George Eliot
  • I was outside the duomo with Lorenzo Tornabuoni when he ran in.

    Romola George Eliot
  • That man with the rope round his neck—I saw him—I saw you come to him in the duomo.

    Romola George Eliot

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