rocambolesque

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French rocambolesque, from Pierre Alexis Ponson du Terrail's character, Rocambole.

Adjective[edit]

rocambolesque (comparative more rocambolesque, superlative most rocambolesque)

  1. Fantastic, incredible, fabulous.
    a rocambolesque story

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Pierre Alexis Ponson du Terrail's character, Rocambole and +‎ -esque.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʁɔ.kɑ̃.bɔ.lɛsk/

Adjective[edit]

rocambolesque (plural rocambolesques)

  1. fantastic, unusual, incredible, wacky
    Synonyms: incroyable, inimaginable, inouï, invraisemblable

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