Definition of duet in English:
1A performance by two people, especially singers, instrumentalists, or dancers.
- The stage is fully lit throughout the first four movements but darkened for the fifth and final movement in which the dancers perform a love duet encircled by strong beams of light.
- On Tuesday the 24-year-old pianist and singer is set to perform a showpiece duet with highly regarded folk singer Katie Melua at the Brit's ceremony at London's Earl's Court.
- The organisers of the Brit Awards are hoping that U2 frontman Bono and Boomtown Rat Bob Geldof might perform a duet as a finale.
1.1A musical composition for two performers.
- He also composed masses, motets, cantatas, duets, and songs.
- The lyrical charm of the duet between violin and cello in the third movement has a typical arpeggio background from the piano.
- The libretto gives plenty of scope for choruses, trios, duets and solos.
verb (duets, duetting, duetted)[no object] Back to top
Perform a duet.
- Her guitarist had only a week to learn the chords, but they duetted wonderfully.
- That Presley should consent to appear on TV dressed in a tuxedo, swapping songs, and duetting with Sinatra would have been inconceivable a few years earlier.
- Their profile has risen so quickly since then that they are currently fighting off offers from major labels; recently, they duetted live with David Byrne on a Talking Heads song.
- Example sentences
- He appeared at Carnegie Hall as duettist and soloist and composed the Mars Ballet for his wife, the choreographer Albertina Rasch.
- This work is a superb addition for duettists looking for music with a multicultural flavor.
- Vanessa and Caroline Sadlier and two classically trained sopranos from Viewmount, Waterford. and are well known soloists and duettists in concerts, recitals and functions.
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