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tête-à-tête

EnglishEdit

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌtɛt.əˈtɛt/, /ˌteɪt.əˈteɪt/

EtymologyEdit

French tête-à-tête (head-to-head)

NounEdit

tête-à-tête (plural tête-à-têtes)

  1. A face-to-face meeting, or private conversation between two people, usually in an intimate setting; a head-to-head.
  2. A bench or sofa that allows two people to talk face-to-face.

AdverbEdit

tête-à-tête (not comparable)

  1. In private, between two people; head-to-head.
    • 1977, John Le Carré, The Honourable Schoolboy, Folio Society 2010, p. 10:
      In particular his tête-à-tête luncheons were described, to which, as it now turned out, practically every journalist listening had at one time or another been invited.

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /tɛ.t‿a.tɛt/
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NounEdit

tête-à-tête m (plural tête-à-tête)

  1. tête-à-tête, head-to-head

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