dégringolade

[ dey-gran-gaw-lad; English dey-grang-guh-lahd ]
/ deɪ grɛ̃ gɔˈlad; English deɪˌgræŋ gəˈlɑd /

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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