tête-à-tête definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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adverb & adj.
Without the intrusion of a third person; in intimate privacy: talk tête-à-tête; a tête-à-tête supper.noun
- A private conversation between two persons.
- A sofa for two, especially an S-shaped one allowing the occupants to face each other.
Origin: French : tête, head + à, to + tête, head.
tête-à-tête - Cultural Definition
An intimate meeting or conversation between two individuals. From French, meaning “head to head.”