\ 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

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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.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The science behind the sips holds a lot of appeal to the duo, who gathered feedback by handing out samples to neighbors and friends. Kristine M. Kierzek, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 4 June 2021 The Jonas Brothers, Maroon 5 and K-pop sensations BTS are among the nominees for the best duo/group of the year alongside Dan + Shay and Twenty One Pilots. Tomás Mier, PEOPLE.com, 27 May 2021 Nominees for best duo/group include BTS, Dan & Shay, Jonas Brothers, Maroon 5 and Twenty One Pilots. Los Angeles Times, 27 May 2021 According to the design duo, whose dresses have adorned the likes of Dua Lipa, Kylie Jenner, and Selena Gomez, the look should make the wearer feel comfortable in their own skin. Eliza Huber, refinery29.com, 24 May 2021 That story collapsed after journalists and internet sleuths tied the scheme to the duo. Sonia Moghe And Paul Leblanc, CNN, 19 May 2021 Read any number of articles about the Milk Carton Kids over the years, and a comparison to the duo formerly known as Tom and Jerry inevitably arises. David Browne, Rolling Stone, 17 May 2021 Current government officers or employees would be prohibited from appointment, according to the bipartisan duo, and each party would select five members to be on the commission. Mariam Khan, ABC News, 14 May 2021 The sculpture marks Murphy’s grandest install to date and its mammoth scale speaks to the duo’s vision to create a meaningful piece to lift the human spirit. Caroline Tell, Forbes, 5 May 2021

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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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10 Jun 2021

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“Duo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/duo. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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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


\ 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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