domino domino  /ˈdɑ mə ˌnoʊ/


  1. (n) United States rhythm and blues pianist and singer and composer (born in 1928)
  2. (n) a loose hooded cloak worn with a half mask as part of a masquerade costume
  3. (n) a mask covering the upper part of the face but with holes for the eyes
  4. (n) a small rectangular block used in playing the game of dominoes; the face of each block has two equal areas that can bear 0 to 6 dots


  1. Please remember that the nearby suburbs are also experiencing a domino-like effect due to the city's economic decline.
  2. To make all the political dominoes fall, they have to be perfectly aligned.
  3. But if you are a highly leveraged fund precariously perched as these dominos fall as Goldman's are today and as LTCM was in 1998 you become part of the game.


  1. WHAT'S NEW: Domino's location opens

    LAS CRUCES — A new Domino's Pizza location is open in Las Cruces.Domino's Pizza Las Cruces East is open at 3090 N.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Las Cruces Sun-News

  2. Domino’s Pizza Delivers Big for Eric Cantor

    The president and CEO of Domino’s Pizza wowed House Republicans at a party retreat earlier this year with a speech about how he took a faltering brand and rebuilt it into an international pizza powerhouse. He called the address “Turning It Around.”
    on June 13, 2013     Source: National Journal via Yahoo! News

  3. Domino's Pizza Opens in Bedford

    Bedford, VA - A new restaurant really delivers in Bedford. Domino's is now serving up pizza in Centertown. Costumers can dine-in or carry out, and they'll deliver to any address that's within six miles or nine minutes from the North Bridge Street location.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: ABC 13 Lynchburg


  1. "The decline in the housing market set off a domino effect across our economy. When home values declined, borrowers defaulted on their mortgages, and investors holding mortgage-backed securities began to incur serious losses...... Investment banks...
    on Sep 24, 2008 By: President Bush Source: AHN

  2. "I think you're going to see in the next two weeks, there's going to be a wave of moves," New York Mets general manager Omar Minaya said. "Usually, my experience is a domino effect. Once guys start getting off the board, all the back and...
    on Dec 7, 2006 By: Omar Minaya Source:

  3. "You're going to see a domino effect with more and more states taking action," Richardson said.
    on Feb 26, 2007 By: Bill Richardson Source: BusinessWeek

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