ben trovato


ben tro·​va·​to ˌben-trō-ˈvä-(ˌ)tō How to pronounce ben trovato (audio)
: characteristic or appropriate even if not true
the story is ben trovato

Word History


Italian, literally, well found

First Known Use

1775, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ben trovato was in 1775

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“Ben trovato.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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