duo

1 of 2

noun

ˈdü-(ˌ)ō How to pronounce duo (audio)
 also  ˈdyü-
plural duos
1
: duet
2

duo-

2 of 2

combining form

: two
duologue

Examples of duo in a Sentence

Noun The comedy duo will perform tonight. The author-illustrator duo will be signing their books tomorrow. He and his partner make quite a duo.
Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
In reality, both goals are attainable, especially because the duo’s skill sets complement each quite well on paper. Mike Kaye, Charlotte Observer, 12 July 2024 May rose to fame in the late fifties as part of an improv-comedy duo with Mike Nichols. The New Yorker, 12 July 2024 Armlock – Seashell Angel Lucky Charm Run for Cover Records Australian duo Simon Lam and Hamish Mitchell have spent years wading around different genre waters. Margaret Farrell, SPIN, 12 July 2024 The duo’s discography—rounded out by Urede (1974), Danger (1976), Mother Africa (1977), and Sunshine (1978)—has been remastered by engineer Michael Graves. Madison Bloom, Pitchfork, 11 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for duo 

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Word History

Etymology

Noun

Italian, from Latin, two — more at two

Combining form

Latin duo

First Known Use

Noun

1590, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of duo was in 1590

Dictionary Entries Near duo

Cite this Entry

“Duo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/duo. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

duo

noun
plural duos
1
: duet
2
: a group of two : pair entry 1

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