Definition of tête-à-tête in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˌtɛtaˈtɛt
, ˌteɪtɑːˈteɪt

noun (plural tête-à-têtes pronunc. same)

  • 2An S-shaped sofa on which two people can sit face to face.
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    • A mid-nineteenth-century French form, the tête-à-tête, also known as a confident, was well-suited to the parlor as its two chairs facing in opposite directions and joined at the sides allowed for discreet conversation.
    • The graceful, sinuous shape of this tête-à-tête illustrates the importance of lamination and epitomizes the Rococo Revival style.

adjective & adverb

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late 17th century: French, literally 'head-to-head'.

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