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Date: 1800-1900
Language: French
Origin: phantasme (from Old French fantasme; PHANTASM) + -agorie (probably from Greek ageirein 'to collect together')

phantasmagoria

noun
     
phan‧tas‧ma‧go‧ri‧a [countable]
literary a confused, changing, strange scene, like something from a dream
phantasmagorical adjective

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