Share this entry

also: feminine: totale mpl totaux
Pronunciation: / tɔtal /, / o /

Translation of total in English:


nom masculin

also: au total locution adverbiale

  • 1 (dans un calcul) See examples: au total cela fait 350 euros
    altogether that comes to 350 euros
  • 2
    (dans un bilan) See examples: au total, le problème reste entier
    when all's said and done the problem remains unsolved

also: totale nom féminin

  • 1 (hystérectomie) See examples: on lui a fait une or la totale!
    she had it all taken away (familier)!
  • 2 (indiquant une série de mésaventures) See examples: la totale!
    total disaster!

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources


    Next Score:
    Word of the day fortissimo
    Pronunciation: fɔːˈtɪsɪməʊ
    (especially as a direction) very loud or loudly