- 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
Examples from the Web for duos
Historical Examples of duos
Amongst his compositions he published six Duos concertants (Op.3 and 4) as well as a Potpourri for two violoncellos.The Violoncello and Its History
Wilhelm Joseph von Wasielewski
Supra duos istos lacus tertius est, ambobus major, quem superiorem lacum appellant.
He died of apoplexy in 1471, alone and suddenly, after supping on two huge watermelons, duos prægrandes pepones.Renaissance in Italy, Volume 1 (of 7)
John Addington Symonds
The duos father and son played together were the joy of the neighborhood, ten blocks around.Dust of New York
The whole of his Duos are admirable, as respects both invention and energy: they may be called Concertos in miniature36.The Violin
- 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
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.