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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.
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