Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
n. pl. du·os
1. Music A duet, especially two performers singing or playing together.
2. Two people or two things in close association: a duo of negotiators.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
n, pl duos or dui (ˈdjuːiː)
1. (Music, other) music
a. a pair of performers
b. another word for duet
2. (Theatre) a pair of actors, entertainers, etc
3. informal a pair of closely connected individuals
[C16: via Italian from Latin: two]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
du•o(ˈdu oʊ, ˈdyu oʊ)
n., pl. du•os.
2. two persons commonly associated with each other; couple.
3. two things ordinarily placed or found together; a pair: a duo of lovebirds.
[1580–90; < Italian < Latin: two]
a combining form meaning “two”: duotone.
[comb. form of Greek dýo, Latin duo two]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||duo - 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.||duo - two performers or singers who perform together|
|3.||duo - 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.||duo - 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)
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
The American Heritage® Roget's Thesaurus. Copyright © 2013, 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
duo[ˈdjuːəʊ] N (duos or dui (pl)) [ˈdjuːiː] (Mus, Theat) → dúo m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n → Duo nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
duo[ˈdjuːəʊ] n (gen) (Mus) → duo m inv
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995