Make Your Editor Cry: Domino (Awkward Plural)
BLUF: (Bottom Line Up Front)
The plural of domino is dominoes or dominos.
domino: a flat rectangular block (as of wood or plastic) whose face is divided into two equal parts that are blank or bear usually from one to six dots arranged as on dice faces
The singular of domino is domino. The plural of domino is rightly dominoes or less commonly and in my opinion wrongly dominos without the additional -e. I believe the -e has been dropped in recent years due to the prominence of Domino’s pizza.
The noun domino conforms to the standard rules for forming the plurals of nouns in English.
European-style dominoes are traditionally made of ivory.
Dominoes is played at a professional level, similar to poker.
Gregg Bridgeman is the Editor-in-Chief at Olivia Kimbrell Press. He is husband to best-selling Christian author Hallee Bridgeman and parent to three. He continues to proudly serve in the US Armed Forces and has done so in either an active or reserve capacity for more than twenty years as an airborne and air assault qualified paratrooper, earning a Bronze Star for his service. Most importantly, he was ordained in October of 2001 after surrendering his life to Christ decades earlier.