double entendre

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an ambiguity with one interpretation that is indelicate

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The title of Whitemore's 1986 play - a hit in London and New York - carries a double meaning, for Turing broke two sorts of codes: the Germans' Enigma code and society's code against homosexuality.
There's a lot of double meaning and to watch a Wagner just takes too much concentration.
Listen as Darman recalls his reaction to the "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet" slogan featured in Reagan's empty re-election campaign: "I had to restrain myself," Darma says, "from observing that this vacuous cry had an ironic double meaning.
Peete's inspirational words can easily take on double meaning.
Finally, there are two linguistic analyses: a vocabulary study by Nelly Andrieux-Reix, and an exploration of Philippe's love of word-play and double meaning by Dufournet, who traces the development of this experimentation with language through to his later Fatrasies.
The double meaning, Uesugi observes, evokes "something like playing music in heaven.
FILMMAKER Subhash Ghai in his upcoming film Knchi -- The Unbreakable will refresh the memories of his hit double meaning number ' Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai' from his 1993 film Khalnayak.
Entitled Para Tocar - playing on the double meaning of the Spanish word tocar which means both "to play an instrument" and "to touch" - it is a bold and unique event in which the visually-impaired photographer from Bilbao invites visitors to reach out and feel the contours of the pictures on show, including guitar strings, microphones and even facial marks and arm hair.
Literature, philosophy, psychology, law, and sociology are among the disciplines represented in this examination of evil and wickedness, playing on the double meaning of Minding both as paying attention to and being bothered by.
Personally, I think it would be better for the mutt and, no double meaning intended, he won't hold it against you.
An underlying pun concerns the double meaning of the German word Installationen, denoting not only "installations" but also sanitary fixtures--"facilities," one might say.
Home James" has taken on a double meaning for one Stockton family.
Capital BBC1, 9pm Drama with a double meaning in the title.
If true, then today has double meaning, as it's National Sandwich Day.