noun (plural tête-à-têtes pronounced same)
1a private conversation between two people. 2an S-shaped sofa on which two people can sit face to face.
adjective & adverb
involving or happening between two people in private: [as adjective]:a tête-à-tête meal [as adverb]:his business was conducted tête-à-tête
is a French phrase (meaning 'head-to-head'), and it is usually spelled with the accents shown here.