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
  1. noun
    two performers or singers who perform together
    synonyms: duette, duo
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    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
  2. noun
    a musical composition for two performers
    synonyms: duette, duo
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    type of:
    composition, musical composition, opus, piece, piece of music
    a musical work that has been created
  3. noun
    (ballet) a dance for two people (usually a ballerina and a danseur noble)
    synonyms: pas de deux
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    type of:
    dance, dancing, saltation, terpsichore
    taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music
  4. noun
    two items of the same kind
    synonyms: brace, couple, couplet, distich, duad, duo, dyad, pair, span, twain, twosome, yoke
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    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
  5. noun
    a pair who associate with one another
    synonyms: couple, duo, twosome
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    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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