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tête-à-tête

noun \ ˌtet-ə-ˈtet , ˌtāt-ə-ˈtāt , sense 2 is also ˈtēt-ə-ˌtēt \

Definition of tête-à-tête

1 : a private conversation between two persons
2 : a short piece of furniture (such as a sofa) intended to seat two persons especially facing each other

Origin and Etymology of tête-à-tête

French, literally, head to head

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tête-à-tête

adverb \ ˌtet-ə-ˈtet , ˌtāt-ə-ˈtāt \

Definition of tête-à-tête

: in private

First Known Use of tête-à-tête

1700

tête-à-tête Synonyms

Near Antonyms

distantly, indirectly;

openly, publicly;

Phrases

in private, in secret;


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tête-à-tête

adjective \ ˌtet-ə-ˌtet , ˌtāt-ə-ˌtāt \

Definition of tête-à-tête

First Known Use of tête-à-tête

1728


TÊTE-À-TÊTE Defined for English Language Learners

tête-à-tête

Definition of tête-à-tête for English Language Learners

  • : a private conversation between two people



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