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equivoque Line breaks: equi|voque
Pronunciation: /ˈiːkwɪvəʊk/
/ˈɛkwɪvəʊk/
(also equivoke)

Definition of equivoque in English:

noun

rare
1An expression capable of having more than one meaning; a pun.
1.1 [mass noun] The fact of having more than one meaning; ambiguity.
Example sentences
  • The black wisps of women bargaining behind those veils might turn out to be the ballet and coalesce in some dance gaily admitting their equivoque of concealing and proclaiming their sex.

Origin

Late Middle English (as an adjective in the sense 'equivocal'): from Old French equivoque or late Latin aequivocus (see equivocal).

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