duet

A duet is two people singing or playing musical instruments together. You and your brother might be a popular sidewalk duet with your fiddle-accordion combo.

If you have tickets for a musical duet, you'll be watching and listening to two performers. You can also call the composition that's written for the two of them a duet, since it has parts for two instruments. Two dancers can also perform a duet, a dance especially choreographed for a couple. Duet stems from the Italian duetto, "musical composition for two voices," from duo, or "two."

Definitions of duet
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n two performers or singers who perform together

Synonyms:
duette, duo
Examples:
Laurel and Hardy
United States slapstick comedy duo who made many films together
Type of:
musical group, musical organisation, musical organization
an organization of musicians who perform together

n a musical composition for two performers

Synonyms:
duette, duo
Type of:
composition, musical composition, opus, piece, piece of music
a musical work that has been created

n (ballet) a dance for two people (usually a ballerina and a danseur noble)

Synonyms:
pas de deux
Type of:
dance, dancing, saltation, terpsichore
taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music

n two items of the same kind

Synonyms:
brace, couple, couplet, distich, duad, duo, dyad, pair, span, twain, twosome, yoke
Types:
doubleton
(bridge) a pair of playing cards that are the only cards in their suit in the hand dealt to a player
Type of:
2, II, deuce, two
the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one or a numeral representing this number

n a pair who associate with one another

Synonyms:
couple, duo, twosome
Types:
same-sex marriage
two people of the same sex who live together as a family
Type of:
pair
two people considered as a unit

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