Definition of mal-entendu in English:

mal-entendu

(also malentendu)

noun

  • A misunderstanding.

Origin

Early 17th century (in an earlier sense). From French mal entendu from mal wrongly + entendu, past participle of entendre to hear, understand.

Pronunciation

mal-entendu

/malɒntɒnˈduː//malɒ̃tɒ̃ˈduː/