Examples of domino in a Sentence
Dominoes is one of my favorite games.
Recent Examples of domino from the Web
Not as many top-flight jobs have come open, and some schools have promoted from within or hired outside the college ranks, limiting the number of dominoes falling to create vacancies.
Most of the big dominoes have fallen but the NFL offseason frenzy is far from over.
The relocation of Pioneer is one domino in a master plan to open two new middle schools by August.
On Thursday, though, a major domino in that position market fell when former Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson elected to sign with the Oakland Raiders.
But a group of neighbors playing dominoes on the near-desolate Punta Salinas beach, usually crowded on a Sunday, scoffed at the notion that homes in the area would be rebuilt to a higher standard.
Slice the cheddar cheese into small rectangles, approximately the size of a domino.
Turner, who happened to be nearby, intervened from behind and pushed Ferguson into Westbrook, the players colliding like dominoes.
The dominoes started tumbling six days after Alabama claimed its 17th national championship.
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The History of domino
The origin of dominoes is rather obscure, and that is as true of the word as it is of the game. Both appeared in France shortly after 1750. In both English and French, domino earlier denoted a long hooded cloak worn together with a mask during carnival season or at a masquerade. It is an even earlier sense, however, that may link the garment with the playing piece. In French, domino originally referred to a cape worn by a priest over his surplice. Domino pieces were once made with ebony blacks and ivory faces, and it has been suggested that the playing piece brought to mind the priest’s black domino contrasting with the white surplice.
DOMINO Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of domino for English Language Learners
: a small flat rectangular block made of wood or plastic that has one or more dots on one side and that is used in playing games
dominoes : a game played with dominoes
DOMINO Defined for Kids
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