ridotto

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noun ri·dot·to \ri-ˈdä-(ˌ)tō\

Definition of ridotto

plural

ridottos

  1. :  a public entertainment consisting of music and dancing often in masquerade popular in 18th century England

Origin and Etymology of ridotto

Italian, retreat, place of entertainment, redoubt — more at redoubt


First Known Use: 1722

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