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duo

[ doo-oh, dyoo-oh ]
/ ˈdu oʊ, ˈdyu oʊ /
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noun, plural du·os.

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.

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Origin of duo

1580–90; <Italian <Latin: two

Definition for duo (2 of 2)

duo-

a combining form meaning “two,” used in the formation of compound words: duologue.

Origin of duo-

Combining form of Greek dýo,Latin duotwo
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British Dictionary definitions for duo (1 of 2)

duo
/ (ˈdjuːəʊ) /

noun plural duos or dui (ˈdjuːiː)

music
  1. a pair of performers
  2. another word for duet
a pair of actors, entertainers, etc
informal a pair of closely connected individuals
C16: via Italian from Latin: two

British Dictionary definitions for duo (2 of 2)

duo-

combining form

indicating twoduotone
from Latin
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