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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 ?
I thought perhaps you might have leisure to try over a duet with me," he said, turning to Agatha.
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.
They could not but hold her cheap on finding that she had but two sashes, and had never learned French; and when they perceived her to be little struck with the duet they were so good as to play, they could do no more than make her a generous present of some of their least valued toys, and leave her to herself, while they adjourned to whatever might be the favourite holiday sport of the moment, making artificial flowers or wasting gold paper.
as you will," said Lucy, beginning to play the duet.
While the charmingly sincere young man pleaded with her-- accompanied by the orchestra in the old `Traviata' duet,
Why, d'ye know, when I'm playin' an' he's singin', it's a regular duet of what the sky-pilots 'd call religion an' knowin' God.
We were to have played a duet together--three duets, I believe.
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.
A girl has to be in a sunnier mood than she was to bear up without wincing under the infliction of a duet consisting of the Rock of Ages and Waiting for the Robert E.
When Miggs finished her solo, her mistress struck in again, and the two together performed a duet to the same purpose; the burden being, that Mrs Varden was persecuted perfection, and Mr Varden, as the representative of mankind in that apartment, a creature of vicious and brutal habits, utterly insensible to the blessings he enjoyed.
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.