bien entendu

[ bya nahn-tahn-dy ]

  1. naturally; of course.

Origin of bien entendu

Literally, “well understood”

Words Nearby bien entendu Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use bien entendu in a sentence

  • It makes and unmakes reputation, for the time being bien entendu; it even makes and unmakes patriots themselves.

    The Chainbearer | J. Fenimore Cooper
  • I threw myself on the bed with my clothes on (bien entendu), and was fast asleep in five minutes.

    Three Months in the Southern States, April-June 1863 | Arthur J. L. (Lieut.-Col.) Fremantle
  • That wasn't the way he meant to end his sentence, bien entendu.

    The Lightning Conductor Discovers America | C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson
  • Seedy clerks hustled past portly merchants—not their own masters, bien entendu, but those of other seedy clerks.

    The Slave Of The Lamp | Henry Seton Merriman
  • But five sols nine deniers the box—the nine deniers being devoted to the funds of the hospital of St. Brieuc, bien entendu!

    The Winning of the Golden Spurs | Percy F. Westerman