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noun [C] uk   us   /ˌteɪt.əˈteɪt/
an informal private conversation between two people, especially friends: We must have a tête-à-tête sometime.


adverb uk   us   /ˌteɪt.əˈteɪt/
in private with only two people together: We dined tête-à-tête.
Translations of “tête-à-tête”
in Chinese (Traditional) 兩人密談, (尤指朋友間的)促膝談心…
in Chinese (Simplified) 两人密谈, (尤指朋友间的)促膝谈心…
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