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tête–à–tête

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

Definition of tête–à–tête

  1. 1 :  a private conversation between two persons

  2. 2 :  a short piece of furniture (as a sofa) intended to seat two persons especially facing each other

Origin and Etymology of tête–à–tête

French, literally, head to head


First Known Use: 1696


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tête–à–tête

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adverb \ˌtet-ə-ˈtet, ˌtāt-ə-ˈtāt\

Definition of tête–à–tête

  1. :  in private

1700

First Known Use of tête–à–tête

1700


3

tête–à–tête

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adjective \ˌtet-ə-ˌtet, ˌtāt-ə-ˌtāt\

Definition of tête–à–tête

1728

First Known Use of tête–à–tête

1728


TÊTE–À–TÊTE Defined for English Language Learners

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tête–à–tête

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

Definition of tête–à–tête for English Language Learners

  • : a private conversation between two people


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