duo

noun
\ ˈdü-(ˌ)ō also ˈdyü- How to pronounce duo (audio) \
plural duos

Definition of duo

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : duet

Definition of duo- (Entry 2 of 2)

: two duologue

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Synonyms for duo

Synonyms: Noun

brace, couple, couplet, dyad, pair, twain, twosome

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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.
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All is glossed by the duo’s memories of their life in the metropolis. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "Totême Opens a Sleek, New Flagship in Stockholm—And Launches a Shoe Line," 7 Mar. 2019 When the Manhattan couple-about-town decided to buy a downtown apartment as the weekend complement to their uptown residence, the do-it-right-or-don’t-do-it-at-all duo immediately got down to business. Alina Cho, ELLE Decor, "Uptown Glamour Goes Downtown in a Bold West Village Pad," 22 Feb. 2019 Skriver and Tookes, better known as the workout duo JoJa on Instagram, are always trying new partner workouts or sharing muscle-targeting movements. Leah Prinzivalli, SELF, "Why You Should Add a Resistance Band to Bicycle Crunches Like JoJa," 17 Jan. 2019 But there's one duo who doesn't have to pretend at all. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "These 'Blue Bloods' Stars Are Actually Related in Real Life," 4 Jan. 2019 No announcement was made, but cuddling up together at typical date-night spots was enough to convince the world the duo’s relationship was the real deal. Marilyn La Jeunesse, Teen Vogue, "Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra's Best Moments of 2018," 27 Dec. 2018 Meanwhile, Drake and Ninja hooked up again to play some duos. Andrew Webster, The Verge, "The year in Fortnite," 18 Dec. 2018 They were first discovered by two scientists back in the ‘50s — an achievement that earned the duo the Nobel Prize in 1986, fueling a flurry of modern research. Jolene Edgar, Allure, "The Truth About Growth Factors in Skin Care and Why They're Controversial," 2 Aug. 2018 First, the obvious: Kiari, a direct nod to Offset’s legal name of Kiari Kendrell Cephus (the duo even have the same initials!). PEOPLE.com, "Kulture Kiari: The Personal Meaning Behind Cardi B and Offset's Newborn Daughter's Name," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of duo

Noun

1590, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for duo

Noun

Italian, from Latin, two — more at two

Combining form

Latin duo

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duo

noun

English Language Learners Definition of duo

: two people who perform together, are usually seen together, or are associated with each other
: a piece of music that is performed by two musicians

duo

noun
\ ˈdü-ō How to pronounce duo (audio) , ˈdyü-\
plural duos

Kids Definition of duo

1 : two people who are usually seen together
2 : duet

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