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noun, plural em·bro·glios.
  1. imbroglio.
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Origin of embroglio

confused with embroil
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Examples from the Web for embroglio

Historical Examples

  • Mr. Lay was dismissed from the service of the Manchoo, through the "Vampyre" embroglio.

    Ti-Ping Tien-Kwoh


  • There were good reasons why Pitt and his colleagues should not commit themselves deeply to the Haytian embroglio.

  • But right in the middle of the embroglio my brave Reddy seized the horse of a Uhlan by the mane.

  • This embroglio is smoothed out, and Amiles and Bellicent are happily united.

  • This requires a few words of explanation, as the whole Schleswig-Holstein embroglio is based on it.