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à deux

[ah dœ; French a dœ] /ɑ ˈdœ; French a ˈdœ/
adjective, adverb
1.
being between two persons in intimate relationship:
dinner à deux.
2.
intimately with just two persons present:
dined by candlelight à deux.
Origin
< French: of or for two; two at a time
Can be confused
à deux, adieu, ado (see synonym study at ado)
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British Dictionary definitions for à deux

à deux

/a dø/
adjective, adverb
1.
of or for two persons
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Word Origin and History for à deux

a deux

French, à deux, literally "for two" (see deuce).

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