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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Popular ones include the Lido Beach Cristalda and the lido at Pelikano Beach (both in Vieste), and the Baia dei Mergoli in Mattinata, according to Enza Sgaramella of Turisti in Puglia. Catherine Sabino, Forbes, 11 Mar. 2021 The gritty villain origin-story has cannily maneuvered the circuit ever since launching on the lido at the Venice Film Festival, winning the prestigious Golden Lion and moving on to a loud encore in Toronto. David Canfield,, 14 Nov. 2019 James Gray's space epic 'Ad Astra,' Taika Waititi’s Hitler satire 'Jojo Rabbit' and the French-language debut of 'Shoplifters' director Hirokazu Kore-eda are among the titles that could light up the lido later this summer. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, 15 July 2019 Even the city’s cornflower-blue-and-white trams empty out as residents hop on their bicycles and head for a badi (the natural swimming lidos along the lakes and rivers). Adam H. Graham, Condé Nast Traveler, 2 May 2018 See More

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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 3 Jun. 2023.

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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