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ben trovato

[ ben truh-vah-toh; Italian ben traw-vah-taw ]
/ bɛn trəˈvɑ toʊ; Italian bɛn trɔˈvɑ tɔ /
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adjective
appropriate and characteristic even if untrue; happily invented or discovered.
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Origin of ben trovato

First recorded in 1770–75; from Italian: literally, “well found,” in full, Se non è vero, è molto ben trovato “If it isn’t true, it is very well found, happily invented,” a saying especially associated with Giordano Bruno, 16th-century Italian philosopher
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