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.
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.