noun mal·en·ten·du \mȧläⁿtäⁿdu̅e̅\

Definition of malentendu



  1. :  misunderstanding through some malentendu arrived an hour late

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Origin and Etymology of malentendu

French, from mal entendu misunderstood, from mal badly + entendu, past participle of entendre to understand, interpret, be attentive — more at mal-, intend

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capable of being understood in two ways

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