tête-à-tête

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tête-à-tête / ˈtāt ə ˈtāt; ˈtet ə ˈtet/ • n. 1. a private conversation between two people. 2. an S-shaped sofa on which two people can sit face to face. • adj. & adv. involving or happening between two people in private: [as adj.] a tête-à-tête meal | [as adv.] his business was conducted tête-à-tête.

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