Definition of Othello
1. Noun. The hero of William Shakespeare's tragedy who would not trust his wife.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Othello
Literary usage of Othello
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"She was bound to obey orders About the same time The othello, ... The othello was on the usual and proper course for •steamers of her class, going to sea, ..."
2. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1861)
"To express my own opinion in a sentence—I think his Hamlet one of the very best, and his othello one of the very worst I have ever seen ; and I have seen ..."
3. Shakspere as a Playwright by Brander Matthews (1913)
"'othello' is purely tragic, with scarcely any admixture of lyric and with no trace ... Probably, 'othello' is the earliest of Shakspere's tragedies in which ..."
4. Otello: A Lyric Drama in Four Acts by Giuseppe Verdi, Arrigo Boito (1888)
"Cassio uccise othello. That handkerchief I gave you, you gave to Cassio. ... Lord help mei Cassio I love not! Cali him hither . . ask him. othello. ..."