duet

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from Italian duetto 'short musical composition for two voices', diminutive of duo 'two', itself from Latin duo 'two'

Noun[edit]

duet (plural duets)

  1. (music) A musical composition in two parts, each performed by a single voice (singer, instrument or univoce ensemble).
  2. A pair or couple, especially one that is harmonious or elegant.
    • 2005, James Henderson, Caribbean and the Bahamas
      The fare is Caribbean with an Asian touch — millefeuille of sun-dried tomato, Paris mushrooms and chargrilled local asparagus followed by a duet of chicken and shrimp...

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duet (third-person singular simple present duets, present participle dueting, simple past and past participle dueted)

  1. (intransitive) To perform a duet.
  2. (intransitive, zoology, of male and female pairs) To communicate (warnings, mating calls, etc.) through song.

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  • In the UK and other Commonwealth countries, the present and past participles of this verb are often spelled with a double T: duetted and duetting

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duet n (plural duetten, diminutive duetje n)

  1. A duet
  2. A musical duo