Othel·​lo ə-ˈthe-(ˌ)lō How to pronounce Othello (audio)
: a Moor in the military service of Venice, husband of Desdemona, and protagonist of Shakespeare's tragedy Othello

Word History

First Known Use

1604, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Othello was in 1604

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“Othello.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Othello. Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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