Examples of domino in a Sentence
Dominoes is one of my favorite games.
Recent Examples of domino from the Web
Other writers followed in quick succession, like a riffling of falling dominoes: Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Arthur C. Clarke.
Biologists theorize that the gravitational pull of the moon activates smaller organisms, setting off a domino effect up the food chain.
Jenna Watson/IndyStar INDIANAPOLIS -- Michael Andretti has lined up the dominoes.
As the clock ticks down in Olympia, legislators have been scrambling to line up all dominoes for a last-minute sprint.
Domino went on to achieve modest local fame as an artist whose paintings depicted the violent aspects of life in New Orleans.
The dominoes began to fall Sunday, when the Nationals bolstered their bullpen by adding lefty Sean Doolittle and righty Ryan Madson from the Oakland Athletics.
The first domino may have fallen on Sunday morning.
Earlier this month, a woman taking a picture knocked over one piece of art, which prompted an entire row of other pieces to topple like dominoes.
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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.
Origin and Etymology of domino
First Known Use: circa 1694See Words from the same year
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
Definition of domino for Students
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