(person, proper) Its title character, a noble Moor, who, made madly jealous by the villainous Iago, kills his faithful and loving wife, Desdemona.
(proper) A tragedy (1604?) by Shakespeare.
Othello Sentence Examples
Othello ends up killing the virtuous Desdemona out of jealousy.
In puritanical circles, from which plays and novels were strictly excluded, that effect was such as no work of genius, though it were superior to the Iliad, to Don Quixote or to Othello, can ever produce on a mind accustomed to indulge in literary luxury.
We experience the relativities of "truth" in the last soliloquy of Othello.
Even the elaboration of detail in Othello's account of the handkerchief may be regarded as a baroque extravagance.
He appears to find perverse sexual gratification out of encouraging Othello to strangle Desdemona, as if he was anticipating a snuff movie!