tète-à-tètes

[ teyt-uh-teyt, tet-uh-tet; French te-ta-tet ]SEE DEFINITION OF tète-à-tètes
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His manner to Vargrave was distant; he shunned all tete-a-tetes with his wife.

Everything, in fact, had presaged the pleasantest of tete-a-tetes.

Our tete-a-tetes were rather an inexhaustible chat than conversation, which could only conclude from interruption.

All that breaks from her, in our tete-a-tetes, upon the subject of dress, is both edifying and amiable.

WORD ORIGIN

"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.

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