- Music. duet.
- two persons commonly associated with each other; couple.
- two animals or objects of the same sort; two things ordinarily placed or found together; a pair: a duo of lovebirds.
Origin of duo
- a combining form meaning “two,” used in the formation of compound words: duologue.
Origin of duo-
Examples from the Web for duo
Contemporary Examples of duo
The Independent, quoted the duo as saying “we have some offers but we cannot say anything at the moment.”Juiciest ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Rumors (and Some Debunked Ones)
January 3, 2015
The duo have five of these rogue installations under their belts, with another coming in early 2015.#Setinthestreet: Your Street Corner Is Their Art Project
December 24, 2014
Last September, the "designer" duo got booed at Lanvin's Paris fashion show after they arrived late to their front row seats.Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s Balmain Campaign: High Fashion Meets Low Culture
December 23, 2014
The CIA canceled the deal three years later, but by then the duo had received $81 million.The Luxury Homes That Torture and Your Tax Dollars Built
December 12, 2014
We could have played a duo show instead of hiring six people to tour with us.How Much Money Does a Band Really Make on Tour?
December 8, 2014
Historical Examples of duo
I heard every note, and thought the trees and the brook were enjoying a duo, and—Bon Dieu!Melomaniacs
It had been singing with her the duo of which lightly she had spoken.The Paliser case
The Duo scrubbed each other daily in—a biscuit tin of water.Norman Ten Hundred
A. Stanley Blicq
Duo would have had him driven away, but Suo felt compassion for him.
Duo was very willing to do this; she had no longer any use for them.
- a pair of performers
- another word for duet
- a pair of actors, entertainers, etc
- informal a pair of closely connected individuals
Word Origin for duo
- indicating twoduotone
Word Origin for duo-
1580s, "song for two voices," via either Italian or French, from Latin duo "two" (see two). Meaning "two people" (especially as an entertainment team) attested by 1887.