Meaning of “entente cordiale” in the English Dictionary

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"entente cordiale" in British English

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entente cordialenoun [ S or U ]

uk /ˌɒn.tɒnt ˌkɔː.diˈɑːl/ us /ˌɑːn.tɑːnt ˌkɔːr.diˈɑːl/

Examples from literature

  • So France did her utmost to solidify the entente cordiale fostered by the late King Edward VII under the stress of public opinion in England. 
  • The Morocco incident had shown the German Emperor that the entente cordiale was indeed solid. 
  • The entente cordiale was cemented again. 
  • The entente cordiale with Britain was sundered in a minute. 
  • The present entente cordiale between Russia and the United States is exerting an influence for the increased study of our language. 

(Definition of “entente cordiale” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)