ring-a-levio

noun
ring-a-le·​vio | \ ˌriŋ-ə-ˈlē-vē-ˌō How to pronounce ring-a-levio (audio) \
variants: or ring-a-lievo \ ˌriŋ-​ə-​ˈlē-​(ˌ)vō How to pronounce ring-a-lievo (audio) \

Definition of ring-a-levio

: 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

First Known Use of ring-a-levio

1891, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ring-a-levio

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

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“Ring-a-levio.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ring-a-levio. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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