mirabile dictu

Latin phrase (1)
mi·​ra·​bi·​le dic·​tu | \ mə-ˌrä-bə-lē-ˈdik-(ˌ)tü How to pronounce mirabile dictu (audio) \

Definition of mirabile dictu

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: wonderful to relate

horribile dictu

Latin phrase (2)
hor·​ri·​bi·​le dic·​tu | \ hȯ-ˈri-bi-lā-ˈdik-tü How to pronounce horribile dictu (audio) \

Definition of horribile dictu (Entry 2 of 2)

: horrible to say

First Known Use of mirabile dictu

Latin phrase (1)

1804, in the meaning defined above

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Latin phrase (1)

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