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Definition of "rigmarole" [rig•ma•role]

  • Confused, rambling, or incoherent discourse; nonsense. (noun)
  • A complicated, petty set of procedures. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "rigmarole" in a sentence
  • "Especially where his own family was concerned, Mr. Wylder was not the most delicate of men! he opened the letter, and in it found what he called a rigmarole of poetry and theology!"
  • "This party label rigmarole is silly, inside baseball bullshit .... on Guess Who's Got A Pimped Out New Web Presence?"
  • "And here what is chiefly interesting in the rigmarole is the evidence that Milton had been recently attending to the news from Scotland."