Origin: Fr fantasmagorie < Gr phantasma, phantasm + agoreuein, to speak in public < ageirein, to assemble (see gregarious): prob. infl. by Fr allegorie, allegory
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noun pl. phan·tas·ma·go·ri·as also phan·tas·ma·go·ries
Origin: Alteration of obsolete French phantasmagorie, art of creating supernatural illusions
Origin: : perhaps fantasme, illusion (from Old French; see phantasm)
Origin: + allégorie, allegory, allegorical visual representation (from Old French, allegory, from Latin allēgoria; see allegory).
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