Examples of domino in a Sentence
Dominoes is one of my favorite games.
Recent Examples of domino from the Web
Jon Hale, Louisville Courier Journal LEXINGTON, Ky. - The first domino has fallen in UK's trio of NBA draft deadline day decisions.
The meeting with McRaney was the first domino in Mize’s ascension.
Others think that Turkey and Argentina, while more fragile than their peers, may merely be the first dominoes to fall as the decade-long environment of low interest rates comes to an end.
Agent Zach Charles ultimately agreed to register his client J.J. Frazier, a point guard from Georgia, and the dominoes began to fall.
From Switzerland to the United States to Britain and the European Union, the shields of secrecy that have protected criminal transactions are beginning to fall like dominoes.
North Carolina may be the next domino; teachers there plan to demonstrate in the capital on May 16th, when the state’s legislature convenes.
Before Hosmer ever takes the field for his new team, the dominoes have begun to sway in what on Monday was a chilly, windswept Peoria Sports Complex.
The proposals have come like dominoes over the past two months.
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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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