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O•thel•looʊˈθɛl oʊ, əˈθɛl oʊ(n.)

  1. the protagonist of a tragedy by Shakespeare, Othello (1604), a Moor who is tricked into believing that his wife Desdemona is unfaithful.

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  1. Othello(noun)

    the hero of William Shakespeare's tragedy who would not trust his wife

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  1. Othello

    The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in approximately 1603, and based on the Italian short story Un Capitano Moro by Cinthio, a disciple of Boccaccio, first published in 1565. The work revolves around four central characters: Othello, a Moorish general in the Venetian army; his wife, Desdemona; his lieutenant, Cassio; and his trusted ensign, Iago. Because of its varied and current themes of racism, love, jealousy, and betrayal, Othello is still often performed in professional and community theatres alike and has been the basis for numerous operatic, film, and literary adaptations.

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