ben trovato

[ ben truh-vah-toh; Italian ben traw-vah-taw ]
/ bɛn trəˈvɑ toʊ; Italian bɛn trɔˈvɑ tɔ /

adjective

appropriate and characteristic even if untrue; happily invented or discovered.

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Origin of ben trovato

1770–75; <Italian: “well found”
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