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TETE-A-TETE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does tete-a-tete mean? 

TETE-A-TETE (noun)
  The noun TETE-A-TETE has 2 senses:

1. a private conversation between two people
2. small sofa that seats two people

  Familiarity information: TETE-A-TETE used as a noun is rare.


TETE-A-TETE (adjective)
  The adjective TETE-A-TETE has 1 sense:

1. involving two persons; intimately private

  Familiarity information: TETE-A-TETE used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TETE-A-TETE (noun)


Sense 1tete-a-tete [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A private conversation between two people

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("tete-a-tete" is a kind of...):

conversation (the use of speech for informal exchange of views or ideas or information etc.)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "tete-a-tete"):

pillow talk (intimate conversation between lovers (typically occurring in bed))


Sense 2tete-a-tete [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Small sofa that seats two people

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

love seat; loveseat; tete-a-tete; vis-a-vis

Hypernyms ("tete-a-tete" is a kind of...):

couch; lounge; sofa (an upholstered seat for more than one person)


TETE-A-TETE (adjective)


Sense 1tete-a-tete [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Involving two persons; intimately private

Synonyms:

head-to-head; tete-a-tete

Context examples:

a tete-a-tete supper / a head-to-head conversation

Similar:

private (confined to particular persons or groups or providing privacy)


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