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[tey-tey] /ˈteɪ teɪ/
a city in W Mozambique, on the Zambezi River. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The leader of the porters from Tete sprang forward with a cry of exasperation.


    Stephen French Whitman
  • It was not till the 2nd of March that the neighbourhood of Tete was reached.

    Great African Travellers W.H.G. Kingston
  • After returning to Tete, the steamer went up the Shire, January, 1859.

    Great African Travellers W.H.G. Kingston
  • Some of those who had remained at Tete had married, and resolved to continue where they were.

    Great African Travellers W.H.G. Kingston
  • He proved to be a slave of the late commandant of Tete, and was well-known to them.

    Great African Travellers W.H.G. Kingston
  • It was evident that the Ajawa were instigated by the Portuguese agents from Tete.

    Great African Travellers W.H.G. Kingston
  • They said they believed they were going over the Tete Noire.

    Saunterings Charles Dudley Warner
  • It is related of Napoleon that his last words were, "Tete d'armee!"

  • The horses you will find at Tete Blanche Hill, if we get there.

    Romany of the Snows Gilbert Parker
  • Why not have continued this trunk line on to Salisbury, on to Tete, and the Zambesi?

    Through South Africa Henry M. Stanley
Word Origin and History for Tete



as a type of women's tall dressed hair or wig, 1756, from French tête "head" (see tete-a-tete).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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