ridotto

[ri-dot-oh]

Origin of ridotto

1715–25; < Italian: retreat, resort; see redoubt
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Contemporary Examples of ridotto

  • I also met the sensible Lady Helen Windsor at the Ridotto, who had obviously come to the same conclusion as McAlpine.

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    Venice by Foot

    Bettina Von Hase

    June 10, 2009

  • Bettina von Hase reports from the Ridotto, where Casanova once roamed.

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    A Night in Venice With The Daily Beast

    Bettina Von Hase

    June 4, 2009

  • The Ridotto was the first gambling locale in Europe, for hundreds of years a symbol of Venetian decadence.

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    Bettina Von Hase

    June 4, 2009

Historical Examples of ridotto


British Dictionary definitions for ridotto

ridotto

noun plural -tos
  1. an entertainment with music and dancing, often in masquerade: popular in 18th-century England

Word Origin for ridotto

C18: from Italian: retreat, from Latin reductus, from redūcere to lead back
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