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duo

Syllabification: du·o
Pronunciation: /ˈd(y)o͞oō
 
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Definition of duo in English:

noun (plural duos)

1A pair of people or things, especially in music or entertainment: the comedy duo Laurel and Hardy
More example sentences
  • They could probably make it as a comedy duo if the music career falters.
  • City have still to taste defeat when the experienced duo are paired together.
  • While touring Australia Andy encountered both these duos and decided their music needed to be heard outside of their homeland.
Synonyms
2 Music A duet: he wrote two duos for violin and viola
More example sentences
  • Contrary to popular belief his op. 5 sonatas are not solo works but duos for violin and violone, which, like the opp. 2 and 4 dance suites, require no keyboard accompaniment.
  • You see, when you have duos for violin and piano, clarinet and piano, or even a string quartet, there is usually one person who has the final decision.
  • We hope to have a go at the Beethoven clarinet/bassoon duos next week-end, operational exigencies permitting, of course!

Origin

late 16th century (sense 2): via Italian from Latin duo 'two'.

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