Rocambolesco – Fantastic Incredible

omkara Word of the day

The linguists among you will no doubt point to the French origin of rocambolesco. Rocambole is a fictional character developed by the French writer Pierre Alexis Ponson du Terrail in the 19th century. The French word rocambolesque then evolved from this character’s predilection for swashbuckling adventure, and the Italian word denotes a heady fusion of the fantastical, the adventurous, the daring, the nail-biting and the downright incredible.
Credit Ed. M Wood