noun fan·ta·sia \fan-ˈtā-zhə, -z(h)ē-ə; ˌfan-tə-ˈzē-ə\

Definition of fantasia

  1. 1 :  a free usually instrumental composition not in strict form

  2. 2a :  a work (as a poem or play) in which the author's fancy roves unrestrictedb :  something possessing grotesque, bizarre, or unreal qualities

Origin and Etymology of fantasia

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

First Known Use: 1724

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