à deux

1 of 2

adverb

(ˌ)ä-ˈdər,
-ˈdə,
-ˈdœ How to pronounce à deux (audio)
: privately or intimately with only two present
dined à deux

à deux

2 of 2

adjective

: involving two people especially in private
a cozy evening à deux

Examples of à deux in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
Adverb
According to widespread reports, the pop star and baller will be jetting a deux to attend Sunday’s Formula 1 race at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens. Madeleine Marr, Miami Herald, 1 May 2024
Adjective
Photos: Falling in Love with a Deux Chevaux At car shows, the owner of a 1986 Citroën Deux Chevaux wears French fashions and hands out baguettes. A.j. Baime, WSJ, 26 June 2018 His wife fell asleep and woke up to find her husband and the third member of their ménage a trois engaged in a ménage a deux. Teresa M. Pelham, courant.com, 22 Mar. 2018

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Word History

Etymology

Adverb

borrowed from French

Adjective

after à deux entry 1

First Known Use

Adverb

1702, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1869, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of à deux was in 1702

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Cite this Entry

“à deux.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/%C3%A0%20deux. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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