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From Italian imbroglio "tangle", from imbrogliare "to tangle", cognate with and probably from an earlier form of French embrouiller "muddle, embroil", from em- "en-" + brouiller.

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Singular
Imbroglio

Plural
Imbroglios or imbroglii

Imbroglio (plural Imbroglios or imbroglii)
  1. a complicated situation; an entanglement

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  • The Italian plural imbrogli does not appear to be used in English.

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  • IPA: /imˈbrɔʎʎo/, SAMPA: /im"brOLLo/
  • Hyphenation: im‧bro‧glio

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imbroglio m. (plural imbrogli)

  1. tangle, entanglement, muddle, scrape
  2. cheat, swindle, trick, diddle, fraud

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imbroglio

  1. first-person singular present tense of imbrogliarede:imbroglio

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