Double Entendre: Definition & Examples


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Double entendre was originally borrowed from which language?

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1. 'Double entendres' are figures of speech that employ words or phrases that have…

2. Though not absolutely required, the secondary meaning of a word or phrase used in a double entendre is characteristically…

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

A double entendre is a figure of speech used regularly in writing and speaking, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help make sure you understand the meaning and use of a double entendre.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your ability to:

  • Identify how double entendres are characteristically used
  • Define a double entendre
  • Recognize the double entendre in a given example
  • Recall the linguistic origin of a double entendre

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet tests the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related double entendre lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about double entendre use in a given example
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding double entendres and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about double entendres and their use in literature, media, and popular culture, review the accompanying lesson on Double Entendres. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define a double entendre
  • Understand the linguistic origin of the double entendre
  • Know how a double entendre uses secondary meanings and wordplay to create comedic effect
  • Recognize examples of double entendres across various media