Definition of Fata Morgana in English:

Fata Morgana

noun

  • A mirage.

    ‘the war sometimes seemed unreal, more Fata Morgana than memory’

Origin

Italian, literally ‘fairy Morgan’; originally referring to a mirage seen in the Strait of Messina between Italy and Sicily and attributed to Morgan le Fay, whose legend and reputation were carried to Sicily by Norman settlers.

Pronunciation

Fata Morgana

/ˌfɑːtə mɔːˈɡɑːnə/