[ dey-gran-gaw-lad; English dey-grang-guh-lahd ]
/ deɪ grɛ̃ gɔˈlad; English deɪˌgræŋ gəˈlɑd /
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noun, plural dé·grin·go·lades [dey-gran-gaw-lad; English dey-grang-guh-lahdz]. /deɪ grɛ̃ gɔˈlad; English deɪˌgræŋ gəˈlɑdz/.
French. a quick deterioration or breakdown, as of a situation or circumstance.
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Origin of dégringolade
First recorded in 1880–85; literally “a quick deterioration,” from dégringoler “to tumble down” + -ade1
Words nearby dégringolade
degree of curve, degree of difficulty, degree of freedom, degression, degressive, dégringolade, de Groot, degu, degum, degust, de gustibus non est disputandum
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