a city in W Mozambique, on the Zambezi River.

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Examples from the Web for tete

Historical Examples of tete

  • The leader of the porters from Tete sprang forward with a cry of exasperation.


    Stephen French Whitman

  • 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.

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

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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