tête-à-tête love


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. Without the intrusion of a third person; in intimate privacy: talk tête-à-tête; a tête-à-tête supper.
  • n. A private conversation between two persons.
  • n. A sofa for two, especially an S-shaped one allowing the occupants to face each other.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A face-to-face meeting, or private conversation between two people, usually in an intimate setting; a head-to-head.
  • n. A bench or sofa that allows two people to talk face-to-face.
  • adv. In private, between two people; head-to-head.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Private; confidential; familiar.
  • adv. Face to face; privately or confidentially; familiarly.
  • n. Private conversation; familiar interview or conference of two persons.
  • n. A short sofa intended to accomodate two persons.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Face to face; in private; in close confabulation.
  • Private; confidential; with none present but the persons concerned: as, a tête-à-tête conversation.
  • n. A private interview; a friendly or close conversation.
  • n. A short sofa, on which only two persons can comfortably sit.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. involving two persons; intimately private
  • n. a private conversation between two people
  • n. small sofa that seats two people
  • adv. without the intrusion of a third person; in intimate privacy


French : tête, head + à, to + tête, head.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
French tête-à-tête ("head-to-head") (Wiktionary)


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    January 8, 2007