a due

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a due (invariable)

  1. (music) "for two", indicating both musicians or sections play together


  • Norwegian Bokmål: a due

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]


Borrowed from Italian a due (for two), first part from Italian a (in, at, to), in most cases from Latin ad (to, towards, up to, at), from Proto-Italic *ad (toward, to, on, up to, for), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂éd (to, at), in certain cases, from Latin a (from, away from, out of), from ab (from, away from, out of, down from), from Proto-Italic *ab, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂epó (off, away). Last part from Latin duae, feminine plural of duo (two), from Proto-Italic *duō (two), from Proto-Indo-European *dwóh₁ (two).


  • IPA(key): /ˈɑːduːə/
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  • Rhymes: -uːə
  • Hyphenation: a‧du‧e


a due

  1. (music) a due (indicating both musicians or sections play together)
    a due cordefor two strings
    a due vocifor two voices
    a due manifor two hands
  2. (music) in an orchestral score, indication of two instruments (group) which are to play the same voice (eg 1st and 2nd violin)


  • “a_due” in Det Norske Akademis ordbok (NAOB).
  • a due” in Store norske leksikon