Origin of duo
Other definitions for duo (2 of 2)
Origin of duo-
WORDS THAT USE DUO-
What does duo- mean?
Duo- is a combining form used like a prefix meaning “two.” It is occasionally used in technical terms.
Duo- comes from Greek dýo and Latin duo, both meaning “two.” In fact, English’s own word two is related to these roots! Learn more at our entry at two.
Examples of duo-
One example of a technical term that features the combining form duo- is duotone, “of two tones or colors.”
The combining form duo- means “two,” while -tone here means “color.” Duotone literally translates to “two colors” or “two-colored.”
What are some words that use the combining form duo-?
What are some other forms that duo- may be commonly confused with?
The combining form duodeno- does not use duo- to mean “two.” Learn why duodeno- represents a part of the small intestine at our entry.
How to use duo in a sentence
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)|Rich Goldstein|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
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|James Joiner|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Amy Zimmerman|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Michael Daly|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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?|Jack Conte|December 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sinus duo sunt maiores, vastque; alter is, qui S. Laurentij gurges; alter, qui Francius appellatur.
Nos duo Societate tuguriolum habemus ligneum, in quo vix posit mens commouere nos possumus.
Fines intrinseci accidentales pariter sunt duo: procreatio prolis et remedium concupiscentiae.
Praeterea, illi duo fines intrinseci essentiales matrimonii existunt.
Ostendens duo ossa quod dicebat illa esse quæ ceciderunt de talis suis.The History of the Knights Templars, the Temple Church, and the Temple|Charles G. Addison
British Dictionary definitions for duo (1 of 2)
- a pair of performers
- another word for duet