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Imbroglio

Imbroglio

n. — a confused heap
— a state of great confusion or entanglement; a confused misunderstanding
— a passage in music in which instrumental or vocal parts play against one another to produce apparent but well-ordered confusion

fm. Italian, broglio, meaning confusion—which also gives us the word broil

first published. 1753

I keep my prints, an imbroglio,
Fifty in one portfolio.

—Robert Browning

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