equivoque

See also: equivoqué and équivoque

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin aequivocus (ambiguous, equivocal), from Latin aequus (equal) + vocō (call).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

equivoque (comparative more equivoque, superlative most equivoque)

  1. (obsolete) Equivocal.

NounEdit

equivoque (plural equivoques)

  1. (obsolete) A homonym.
  2. A play on words, a pun.
  3. Ambiguity or double meaning.
    • 1942, Rebecca West, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon, Canongate 2006, p. 648:
      [T]he 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.

SpanishEdit

VerbEdit

equivoque

  1. inflection of equivocar:
    1. first-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular present subjunctive
    3. third-person singular imperative