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diabolo

[ dee-ab-uh-loh ]

noun

, plural di·ab·o·los
  1. a game in which a toplike object is spun, thrown, and caught by or balanced on and whirled along a string the ends of which are fastened to the ends of two sticks that are manipulated by hand.
  2. the top used in this game.


diabolo

/ dɪˈæbəˌləʊ /

noun

  1. a game in which one throws and catches a spinning top on a cord fastened to two sticks held in the hands
  2. the top used in this game


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Word History and Origins

Origin of diabolo1

1905–10; < Italian: literally, devil

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Word History and Origins

Origin of diabolo1

C20: from Italian, literally: devil

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Example Sentences

Cui ille, ‘Nec mirum, quia de diabolo venerunt, et ad diabolum ibunt.’

I saw her watch me playing Diabolo, and I know she thinks I do it well.

All things and all thoughts come back in this play like the top spun by a skilful player of diabolo.

Segovia still carries on her shield this "Puente del diabolo," with the head of a Roman peering above it.

The Italians themselves observed the effect and summed it up in their proverb, Inglese italianato un diabolo incarnato.

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