Desdemona

noun

Des·​de·​mo·​na ˌdez-də-ˈmō-nə How to pronounce Desdemona (audio)
: the wife of Othello in Shakespeare's Othello

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1616, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Desdemona was circa 1616

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“Desdemona.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Desdemona. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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