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ridotto

[ri-dot-oh] /rɪˈdɒt oʊ/
noun, plural ridottos.
1.
a public ball or dance with music and often in masquerade, popular in the 18th century.
Origin
1715-1725
1715-25; < Italian: retreat, resort; see redoubt
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ridotto

/rɪˈdɒtəʊ/
noun (pl) -tos
1.
an entertainment with music and dancing, often in masquerade: popular in 18th-century England
Word Origin
C18: from Italian: retreat, from Latin reductus, from redūcere to lead back
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