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[doo-et, dyoo-] /duˈɛt, dyu-/

a musical composition for two voices or instruments.
Also called (esp for instrumental compositions) duo. a musical composition for two performers or voices
an action or activity performed by a pair of closely connected individuals
verb duets, duetting, duetted
(intransitive) to perform a duet

1740, from French duet, from Italian duetto “short musical composition for two voices,” diminutive of duo “two” (see two). As a verb, from 1822. The Italian form of the noun was used in English from c.1724.


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