entente cordiale

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 China on its periphery’s long arc from Japan across Southeast Asia out to India and Pakistan; Russia in Eastern and Central Europe; and the Russian-Iranian-Chinese entente cordiale in the Middle East. John Bolton, WSJ, 30 Aug. 2021 Pernod looks like an entente cordiale by comparison. Washington Post, 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, 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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The first known use of entente cordiale was in 1844

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“Entente cordiale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/entente%20cordiale. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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