How is the word “imbroglio” pronounced?

The “i” in the first and third syllable is like the “i” in “it”, “is”, and “in”. The “o” in the second and the final syllable is pronounced like the “oa” in “goat”, “boat”, and “coat”. The “g” is silent and the main stress is on the second syllable.

The word is considered to be literary and is mostly used in formal contexts. “Imbroglio” means a very confusing, embarrassing or complicated situation.

*The imbroglio was the result of the new tax laws.

The Hindu- ‘Know Your English’ Series, October 18, 2004

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