Pronunciation: (mu-gil'u; for 2 also Seph. Heb.mu-gē-lä'), [key]
—pl. -gil•lahs, Seph. Heb. -gil•loth, -gil•lotPronunciation: (-gē-lôt'). [key]
a. a lengthy, detailed explanation or account: Just give me the facts, not a whole megillah.
b. a lengthy and tediously complicated situation or matter.
2. (italics) Hebrew.a scroll, esp. one containing the Book of Esther. Others are the Book of Ecclesiastes, the Song of Solomon, the Book of Ruth, and the Book of Lamentations. Also,me•gil'la.
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