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du·et / d(y)oōˈet/ • n. a performance by two people, esp. singers, instrumentalists, or dancers. ∎  a musical composition for two performers. • v. (du·et·ted , du·et·ting ) [intr.] perform a duet. DERIVATIVES: du·et·tist n.

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Duet

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.

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duet

duet (Fr. duo; Ger. Duett; It. duo or duetto). Any combination of 2 performers (with or without acc.), or a comp. for such, as in pf. duet.

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duet

duet XVIII. — G. duett or It. duetto, dim. of duo DUO; see -ET.

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duet

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