tête-à-tête

[ teyt-uh-teyt, tet-uh-tet; French te-ta-tet ]SEE DEFINITION OF tête-à-tête
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He never interrupted a confidence; never marred a tete-a-tete.

Pardon me for interrupting your tete-a-tete, but do you know who has charge of the games?

He seemed embarrassed by the tete-a-tete which, nevertheless, he had sought.

We literally burst unannounced into the tete-a-tete on the porch.

Jewel was not late to lunch, but eating it tete-a-tete with aunt Madge was not to her taste.

She replied that she was looking forward to their tete-a-tete.

But I am afraid, my dear fellow, that I must leave you to a tete-a-tete with Eleanor.

I would rather keep my seat where I happen to be—and continue the tete-a-tete.

Us, in a tete-a-tete, is the most traitorous word in the whole language.

The sweetness of a tete-a-tete might diminish the bitterness of recollections.

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.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR TÊTE-À-TÊTE

chat

nountalk, often short
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