- a city in W Mozambique, on the Zambezi River.
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Examples from the Web for tete
The leader of the porters from Tete sprang forward with a cry of exasperation.Sacrifice</p>
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It was not till the 2nd of March that the neighbourhood of Tete was reached.
After returning to Tete, the steamer went up the Shire, January, 1859.
Some of those who had remained at Tete had married, and resolved to continue where they were.
He proved to be a slave of the late commandant of Tete, and was well-known to them.
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).
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