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Déjà Entendu

A false sense of familiarity upon hearing something new. The term means “already heard” in French.

Example: A new song on the radio seems strangely familiar; subsequent research shows it to be unrelated to anything you’ve heard before.

Déjà Entendu
APA Reference
Grinnell, R. (2016). Déjà Entendu. Psych Central. Retrieved on November 15, 2018, from