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duet

[ doo-et, dyoo- ]
/ duˈɛt, dyu- /
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noun
a musical composition for two voices or instruments.

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Origin of duet

1730–40; earlier duett<Italian duetto, equivalent to du(o) duet + -etto-et

OTHER WORDS FROM duet

du·et·tist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for duet

duet
/ (djuːˈɛt) /

noun
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 or duetted
(intr) to perform a duet

Derived forms of duet

duettist, noun

Word Origin for duet

C18: from Italian duetto a little duet, from duo duet, from Latin: two
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