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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 ?
It was a sort of written duet, wherein each glorified the other in loverlike fashion, very pleasant to read and satisfactory to think of, for no one had any objection to make.
While the charmingly sincere young man pleaded with her-- accompanied by the orchestra in the old `Traviata' duet,
Two young girls, the Farival twins, were playing a duet from "Zampa" upon the piano.
Partial relatives have almost persuaded me that I am not entirely worthless in a duet myself; and we may enliven our wayfaring by indulging in our favorite pursuit.
In Germany they always hear one thing at an opera which has never yet been heard in America, perhaps--I mean the closing strain of a fine solo or duet.
She tried a duet, once, with her cousin Maldon, but could not so much as begin; and afterwards, when she tried to sing by herself, although she began sweetly, her voice died away on a sudden, and left her quite distressed, with her head hanging down over the keys.
I thought perhaps you might have leisure to try over a duet with me," he said, turning to Agatha.
We were to have played a duet together--three duets, I believe.
We at once began the duet in Othello and already the catastrophe was upon us.
Now they must sing together; what a duet we shall have
Most of my readers are aware that the second act of "Parisina" opens with the celebrated and effective duet in which Parisina, while sleeping, betrays to Azzo the secret of her love for Ugo.
Irwine, with that radiant freshness which he always had when he came from his morning toilet; his finely formed plump white hand was playing along Juno's brown curly back; and close to Juno's tail, which was wagging with calm matronly pleasure, the two brown pups were rolling over each other in an ecstatic duet of worrying noises.