double entente

[ doo-blahn-tahnt ]

noun,plural dou·bles en·tentes [doo-bluhzahn-tahnt]. /du blə zɑ̃ˈtɑ̃t/. French.
  1. a double meaning; ambiguity.

Words Nearby double entente Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use double entente in a sentence

  • There is an anecdote of the latter which, as an example of thrust and parry in double entente, is hardly to be matched.

    Court Beauties of Old Whitehall | W. R. H. Trowbridge
  • It would be remarkable if the French tongue lent itself as easily as ours to the double entente.

    Our Stage and Its Critics | "E.F.S." of "The Westminster Gazette"
  • When that fail he make straight for his last resource—his last earthwork I might say did I wish double entente.

    Dracula | Bram Stoker
  • Repeated ordinances were levelled at the actors, aiming at the purification of the stage and preventing words of double entente.

    The Story of Paris | Thomas Okey
  • June, innocently unaware of any double entente in Magda's speech, glanced across at her in astonishment.

    The Lamp of Fate | Margaret Pedler