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tête-à-tête

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2 meanings
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1  —as in:
involved in a tête-à-tête
Definition a private conversation between two people
  • They enjoyed a daily tête-à-tête as they walked through the woods.
tête-à-tête = a private conversation between two people
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Our tête-à-têtes just don't seem the same when we try them via Facetime.
  • tête-à-têtes = private conversations between two people
  • The Beta blond was ravished away into the sky and kept there, hovering, for three weeks in a wildly anti-social tête-à-tête with the black madman.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • tête-à-tête = private conversation between two people
  • She talked to her, listened to her, read to her; and the tranquillity of such evenings, her perfect security in such a tete-a-tete from any sound of unkindness, was unspeakably welcome to a mind which had seldom known a pause in its alarms or embarrassments.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • tete-a-tete = private conversation between two people
  • Besides, there was gratitude towards her, for having made their tete-a-tete so much less painful than her fears had predicted.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • tete-a-tete = private conversation
  • On the morrow they were walking about together with true enjoyment, and every succeeding morrow renewed a tete-a-tete which Sir Thomas could not but observe with complacency, even before Edmund had pointed it out to him.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • tete-a-tete = private conversation between two people
  • An elegant, moderate-sized house in the centre of family connexions; continual engagements among them; commanding the first society in the neighbourhood; looked up to, perhaps, as leading it even more than those of larger fortune, and turning from the cheerful round of such amusements to nothing worse than a tete-a-tete with the person one feels most agreeable in the world.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
tete-a-tete = private conversation

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2  —as in:
seated in a tête-à-tête
Definition an S-shaped sofa that permits two people to sit face-to-face
  • We sat in a tête-à-tête and talked all night.
tête-à-tête = S-shaped sofa that permits two people to sit face-to-face
  • It's the couple seated in the tête-à-tête.
tête-à-tête = S-shaped sofa that permits two people to sit face-to-face

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