ring-a-le·​vio ˌriŋ-ə-ˈlē-vē-ˌō How to pronounce ring-a-levio (audio)
variants or ring-a-lievo
: a game in which players on one team are given time to hide and are then sought out by members of the other team who try to capture them, keep them in a place of confinement, and keep them from being released by their teammates

Word History


alteration of earlier ring relievo, from ring entry 1 + relieve

First Known Use

1891, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ring-a-levio was in 1891

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Cite this Entry

“Ring-a-levio.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ring-a-levio. Accessed 1 Apr. 2023.

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