fantasia

noun fan·ta·sia \ fan-ˈtā-zhə , -zhē-ə , -zē-ə ; ˌfan-tə-ˈzē-ə \
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

Definition of fantasia

1 : a free usually instrumental composition not in strict form
2 a : a work (such as a poem or play) in which the author's fancy roves unrestricted
b : something possessing grotesque, bizarre, or unreal qualities

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Origin and Etymology of fantasia

Italian, literally, fancy, from Latin phantasia — more at fancy



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