noun, plural tête-à-têtes, French tête-à-tête.
- tîrgu mureş,
- tönnies, ferdinand
Origin of tête-à-tête
Examples from the Web for tete-a-tete
It shows a young lady, who, during a tete-a-tete, had just lost all her money to a handsome officer of her own age.The Gaming Table: Its Votaries and Victims|Andrew Steinmetz
What excellent coffee I took there tete-a-tete with my Theresa.The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau, Complete|Jean Jacques Rousseau
A straggling tree or two obscured, rather than concealed, their tete-a-tete, as they halted their horses to bid adieu.Old Mortality, Complete, Illustrated|Sir Walter Scott
She had an instinct for attitudes, turns of the head, which were useful in tete-a-tete conversations.Rest Harrow|Maurice Hewlett
Besides, there was gratitude towards her, for having made their tete-a-tete so much less painful than her fears had predicted.Mansfield Park|Jane Austen
noun plural -têtes or -tête
- a private conversation between two people
- (as modifier)a tête-à-tête conversation
Word Origin for tête-à-tête
"a private meeting," French, tête-à-tête, literally "head-to-head," from Old French teste "head" (see tester (n.2)). The adjective, "privately," is recorded from 1728.
An intimate meeting or conversation between two individuals. From French, meaning “head to head.”