tête-à-tête

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French tête-à-tête (head-to-head).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌtɛt.əˈtɛt/, /ˌteɪt.əˈteɪt/

Noun[edit]

tête-à-tête (plural tête-à-têtes)

  1. A face-to-face meeting, or private conversation between two people, usually in an intimate setting; a head-to-head.
    • 2015 January 31, Daniel Taylor, “David Silva seizes point for Manchester City as Chelsea are checked”, in The Guardian (London)[1]:
      Fernandinho and Fernando made Yaya Touré’s absence not feel important and Mourinho became so agitated it required a tête-à-tête with Mark Clattenburg on the touchline.
  2. A bench or sofa that allows two people to talk face-to-face.
  3. A variety of early flowering, fragrant daffodil.

Translations[edit]

Adverb[edit]

tête-à-tête (not comparable)

  1. In private, between two people; head-to-head.
    • 1848, William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair:
      Swankey of the Body Guard himself, that dangerous youth, and the greatest buck of all the Indian army now on leave, was one day discovered by Major Dobbin tête-à-tête with Amelia, and describing the sport of pig-sticking to her with great humour and eloquence []
    • 1977, John Le Carré, The Honourable Schoolboy, Folio Society 2010, p. 10:
      In particular his tête-à-tête luncheons were described, to which, as it now turned out, practically every journalist listening had at one time or another been invited.

Synonyms[edit]


French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tɛ.ta.tɛt/
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Noun[edit]

tête-à-tête m (plural tête-à-têtes)

  1. tête-à-tête, head-to-head

Further reading[edit]


Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From French tête-à-tête.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

tête-à-tête (not comparable)

  1. (literary) tête-à-tête (in private, between two people; head-to-head)

Noun[edit]

tête-à-tête n (indeclinable)

  1. (literary) tête-à-tête (face-to-face meeting)

Further reading[edit]


Swedish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French tête-à-tête.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tête-à-tête c

  1. an intimate meeting or conversation between two people; tête-à-tête

Declension[edit]

Declension of tête-à-tête 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative tête-à-tête tête-à-têten tête-à-têter tête-à-têterna
Genitive tête-à-têtes tête-à-têtens tête-à-têters tête-à-têternas

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