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

Definition of duo

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : duet

Definition of duo- (Entry 2 of 2)

: two duologue

Synonyms for duo

Synonyms: Noun

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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.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Having broken up, Stewart and Lennox decided, without even much discussion, to form a duo together, though that was the opposite of the way these things usually worked. Allison Stewart, Washington Post, 30 June 2022 But the Spotify duo also have domestic matters on their minds, with fears the U.K.’s raging cost-of-living crisis could hit streaming subscriptions. Mark Sutherland, Variety, 30 June 2022 The program's 14th class of recipients includes 15 Kresge Artist Fellowships in film and music and five in live arts (including a collaborative duo). Duante Beddingfield, Detroit Free Press, 30 June 2022 Kim and Kourtney Kardashian also uploaded their own posts with only loving words for their younger sister – a gallery shared by the SKIMS founder capturing the two bonding over pizza and a duo of childhood photos shared by the Poosh founder. Michelle Lee, PEOPLE.com, 29 June 2022 During the 2021 Country Music Association Awards, Osborne celebrated the Brothers Osborne’s win as vocal duo of the year by sharing a kiss with his boyfriend Abi Ventura. Jessica Nicholson, Billboard, 28 June 2022 On March 23 in Manchester England, Hearn and bassist Jim Creeggan both tested positive for Covid-19, and frontman Ed Robertson and drummer Tyler Stewart opted to soldier on as a duo, for the first time ever. Gary Graff, cleveland, 27 June 2022 During that run, their lack of size on the wing was exposed by the likes of Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown as the duo had success against smaller defenders such as Wesley Matthews, Pat Connaughton and Grayson Allen. Brian Sampson, Forbes, 24 June 2022 But those sounds are being drowned out by a rally at a nearby park, where a duo of conservative politicians dressed in denim jeans, boots and plaid shirts, are taking aim at everything from the liberal media to the voter rolls. Kevin Reynolds, The Salt Lake Tribune, 21 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of duo


1590, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for duo


Italian, from Latin, two — more at two

Combining form

Latin duo

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4 Jul 2022

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“Duo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/duo. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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More Definitions for duo


\ 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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