li·​do ˈlē-(ˌ)dō How to pronounce lido (audio)
plural lidos
: a fashionable beach resort

Examples of lido in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The brand-new lakefront sandy lido is fully renovated to highlight the glamour of the Italian Riviera during the 1950s and 1960s. Jim Dobson, Forbes, 23 Feb. 2024 The chums who are just a bit taller, a bit fitter, who have bigger houses, more money, better connections, who swim faster and cope better with the lido’s freezing winter temperatures. Claire Cohen, Vogue, 7 Dec. 2023 From this angle, the water looked like a private lido. Rachel Syme, The New Yorker, 18 Sep. 2023 Cruises may bring to mind parties on the lido deck, communal buffets and flashy Broadway-style shows. Nathan Diller, USA TODAY, 15 Aug. 2023 Decompress after a busy Florentine adventure with a few days on the Ligurian coast, or spend a morning at the lido to cleanse your palate after too many gondola rides in Venice. Lila Battis, Travel + Leisure, 30 Apr. 2023 With a population of about 100,000 and a lido, or beachfront boardwalk, lined with casual-to-Michelin restaurants, Funchal radiates energy. Leron Kornreich, Washington Post, 4 Aug. 2022 The multipurpose event space will also include a lido (Brit-speak for swimming pool), ice rink, restaurant, cafes, shops, and office space, according to the Royal Docks website. Lauren Steele, Outside Online, 11 Aug. 2014 And then heading to the lido for a dip in the deep-blue Tyrrhenian Sea. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, 2 Aug. 2021

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Word History


Lido, Italy

First Known Use

1860, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lido was in 1860


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“Lido.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

Geographical Definition


geographical name

Li·​do ˈlē-(ˌ)dō How to pronounce Lido (audio)
island of Italy in the Adriatic Sea separating the Lagoon of Venice and the Gulf of Venice

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