entente cordiale

noun
en·​tente cor·​diale | \ (ˈ)äⁿ-ˈtäⁿt-ˌkȯr-ˈdyäl How to pronounce entente cordiale (audio) \

Definition of entente cordiale

2 : a friendly agreement or working relationship

Examples of entente cordiale in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pernod looks like an entente cordiale by comparison. Washington Post, "Pernod Gets the Gentle Treatment From New York Hedge Fund," 20 Sep. 2019 Plane spotters attending the show, which by entente cordiale alternates annually with that in Paris, will be hoping for an appearance by one of the F-35 Lightning fighters delivered recently to Britain’s air force and navy. The Economist, "Tomorrow’s squadron leaders will be accompanied by drones," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of entente cordiale

1844, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for entente cordiale

French, literally, cordial understanding

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“Entente cordiale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/entente%20cordiale. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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