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du·et

 (do͞o-ĕt′, dyo͞o-)
n.
1. Music
a. A composition for two voices or two instruments.
b. A group of two singers or two instrumentalists.
2. A pair.
intr.v. du·et·ted, du·et·ting, du·ets
To perform a duet.

[Italian duetto, diminutive of duo, from Latin, two; see dwo- in Indo-European roots.]

duet

(djuːˈɛt)
n
1. (Music, other) Also called (esp for instrumental compositions): duo a musical composition for two performers or voices
2. an action or activity performed by a pair of closely connected individuals
vb, duets, duetting or duetted
(Music, other) (intr) to perform a duet
[C18: from Italian duetto a little duet, from duo duet, from Latin: two]
duˈettist n

du•et

(duˈɛt, dyu-)

n., v. -et•ted, -et•ting. n.
1. a musical composition for two voices or instruments.
v.i.
2. to perform a duet.
[1730–40; earlier duett < Italian duetto=du(o) duet + -etto -et]

Duet

 two or more birds; a musical arrangement for two performers, hence, the collective term for the performers; two matching items.
Examples: duet of doves; of gowns [same colour], 1890; of turtles, 1486.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.duet - two items of the same kindduet - two items of the same kind    
fellow, mate - one of a pair; "he lost the mate to his shoe"; "one eye was blue but its fellow was brown"
2, II, two, deuce - the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one or a numeral representing this number
doubleton - (bridge) a pair of playing cards that are the only cards in their suit in the hand dealt to a player
2.duet - two performers or singers who perform together
musical group, musical organisation, musical organization - an organization of musicians who perform together
3.duet - a pair who associate with one anotherduet - a pair who associate with one another; "the engaged couple"; "an inseparable twosome"
pair - two people considered as a unit
same-sex marriage - two people of the same sex who live together as a family; "the legal status of same-sex marriages has been hotly debated"
4.duet - a musical composition for two performers
primo - the principal part of a duet (especially a piano duet)
secondo - the second or lower part of a duet (especially a piano duet)
musical composition, opus, piece of music, composition, piece - a musical work that has been created; "the composition is written in four movements"
5.duet - (ballet) a dance for two people (usually a ballerina and a danseur noble)duet - (ballet) a dance for two people (usually a ballerina and a danseur noble)
dancing, terpsichore, dance, saltation - taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music
adagio - a slow section of a pas de deux requiring great skill and strength by the dancers
ballet, concert dance - a theatrical representation of a story that is performed to music by trained dancers

duet

noun
Two items of the same kind together:
Translations
ثُنائي
dueto
duetduo
duettduókettős
dúett, tvísöngur; tvíleikur
duetas
duets
dueto
duet
düet

duet

[djuːˈet] N (= players, composition) → dúo m
to sing/play a duetcantar/tocar a dúo

duet

[djuːˈɛt] nduo m

duet

nDuo nt; (for voices) → Duett nt; violin duetGeigenduo nt

duet

[djuːˈɛt] nduetto
to sing/play a duet → cantare/suonare un duetto
a violin/piano duet (performance) → un duetto al violino/al piano (composition) → un duetto per violino/per piano

duet

(djuˈet) noun
a musical piece for two singers or players. a piano duet.
References in classic literature ?
What objection have you to my singing duets with Miss Wylie?
The twins had accepted several invitations while the reception was in progress, and had also volunteered to play some duets at an amateur entertainment for the benefit of a local charity.
At that moment his home life, jokes with Petya, talks with Sonya, duets with Natasha, piquet with his father, and even his comfortable bed in the house on the Povarskaya rose before him with such vividness, clearness, and charm that it seemed as if it were all a lost and unappreciated bliss, long past.
In the country, therefore, the Miss Bertrams continued to exercise their memories, practise their duets, and grow tall and womanly: and their father saw them becoming in person, manner, and accomplishments, everything that could satisfy his anxiety.
Fanny and Matilda sang duets together, Mamma playing the piano, and the other two sisters sitting with their arms round each other's waists and listening affectionately.
Later in the evening, we heard them singing and playing duets, Mr.
We were to have played a duet together--three duets, I believe.
She went to it; but the music on which her eye first rested was an opera, procured for her by Willoughby, containing some of their favourite duets, and bearing on its outward leaf her own name in his hand-writing.
Bingley was quite uncomfortable; his sisters declared that they were miserable: They solaced their wretchedness, however, by duets after supper, while he could find no better relief to his feelings than by giving his housekeeper directions that every attention might be paid to the sick lady and her sister.
I should no more lay it down as a general rule that women write better letters than men, than that they sing better duets, or draw better landscapes.
Two young girls, the Farival twins, were playing a duet from "Zampa" upon the piano.
Two girls, on the bills as sisters, came forth and sang a duet that is heard occasionally at concerts given under church auspices.