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double entendre

noun as in play on words

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Example Sentences

"Hello Kitty" as a double entendre is actually surprisingly modest and sneaky.

The double entendre works, says Ward, whose job includes inventing these combinations and giving them catchy names.

The title The Bang Bang Club could almost be a double entendre, considering how much sex you guys have in the film.

Axe drives a double entendre into the ground with this little doozy.

The book is called Help—a postmodern touch and, for the long-suffering maids, a clever double-entendre.

A double-entendre is designed here, and the same is often to be found in old plays.

Now large teeth do not lend themselves to well-spoken comedy scenes, to smiles, or to double entendre.

It was impossible to think of telling her a nasty story, a "double entendre" fell flat when she was there.

I answered hastily, trying to avoid the unpleasant double entendre, and choosing to accept it in its strictly explicit phase.

Though a good fellow and a wisely humorous one, he seldom said any thing whose cleverness lay in a double-entendre.


On this page you'll find 39 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to double-entendre, such as: innuendo, pun, ambiguity, amphiboly/amphibology, double meaning, and equivocality.

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