noun, plural du·os.
Origin of duo
Examples from the Web for duos
Duos qui sequitur lepores neutrum capit—He who follows two hares is sure to catch neither.
The whole of his Duos are admirable, as respects both invention and energy: they may be called Concertos in miniature36.The Violin|George Dubourg
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
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
Supra duos istos lacus tertius est, ambobus major, quem superiorem lacum appellant.
British Dictionary definitions for duos
noun plural duos or dui (ˈdjuːiː)
- a pair of performers
- another word for duet
Word Origin for duo
Word Origin and History for duos
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.