Meaning of malentendu*

mal•en•ten•du

Pronunciation: (mal-än-tän-dy'), [key]
— adj., n., pl. -dus
—adj.
  1. misunderstood; misapprehended.
—n.
  1. a misunderstanding; mistake.
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