duello

noun
du·​el·​lo | \ d(y)ü-ˈe-(ˌ)lō How to pronounce duello (audio) \
plural duellos

Definition of duello

1 : the rules or practice of dueling
2 : duel

First Known Use of duello

1588, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for duello

Italian, from Medieval Latin duellum

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“Duello.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/duello. Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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