do·​ra·​do də-ˈrä-(ˌ)dō How to pronounce dorado (audio)

Examples of dorado in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The team also tells the fishmongers to bag up dozens of the whole dorado and filets of ruby red tuna. Jessica Puckett, Condé Nast Traveler, 14 July 2022 As fast as fishermen hooked them, the dorado broke loose. Robert Gauthier, Los Angeles Times, 26 Sep. 2022 The dorado — better known by its Hawaiian name, mahi-mahi — is a luminary of the sport fishing world whose sudden appearance last month off the Los Angeles coast has sparked a feeding frenzy among local anglers. Los Angeles Times, 26 Sep. 2022 Most anglers had long since abandoned any hope of catching a dorado. Robert Gauthier, Los Angeles Times, 26 Sep. 2022 Also, fly fishing for golden dorado in Bolivia, which is the No. 1 bucket-list item on the company’s top 12 promotion. Matt Wyatt,, 9 May 2020 These are the trips where white and blue marlin weighing hundreds of pounds are available for the taking, in addition to large tuna, wahoo and dorado. Emilia Benton, Houston Chronicle, 20 Sep. 2019 The Gulf, meanwhile, can bring everything from Kingfish, snapper, dorado and even shark within 30 miles of shore. Emilia Benton, Houston Chronicle, 20 Sep. 2019 See More

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Word History


Spanish, from past participle of dorar to gild, from Latin deaurare, from de- + aurum gold — more at aureus

First Known Use

1604, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dorado was in 1604

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Cite this Entry

“Dorado.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

Geographical Definition


geographical name

Do·​ra·​do dō-ˈrä-t͟hō How to pronounce Dorado (audio)
city west of San Juan in northern Puerto Rico population 38,165

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