[ dee-ab-uh-loh ]
/ diˈæb əˌloʊ /
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noun, plural di·ab·o·los for 2.
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.
the top used in this game.
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Origin of diabolo

1905–10; <Italian: literally, devil
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British Dictionary definitions for diabolo

/ (dɪˈæbəˌləʊ) /

noun plural -los
a game in which one throws and catches a spinning top on a cord fastened to two sticks held in the hands
the top used in this game

Word Origin for diabolo

C20: from Italian, literally: devil
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