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

Definition of duo

 (Entry 1 of 2)

Definition of duo- (Entry 2 of 2)

: two duologue

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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 Whiskey Wolves of the West, a duo featuring Indianapolis native and former Old Pike vocalist Tim Jones. David Lindquist, Indianapolis Star, "Dashboard Confessional, Houndmouth will help raise funds for Indiana venues," 16 May 2020 Macon authorities have arrested a duo who are accused of choking a dog with its collar. Stephanie Toone, ajc, "2 arrested in Macon for allegedly choking dog with its collar," 13 May 2020 If Higgins and Burrow can duplicate or surpass the same success that Johnson and Palmer had, the Bengals found themselves another dynamic duo. Tyler Dragon, Cincinnati.com, "Bengals notebook: Virtual offseason begins, Tee Higgins' jersey choice brings nostalgia," 27 Apr. 2020 Keim said of the wide receiver prospects overall, which include the dynamic duo from Alabama in Jerry Jeudy and Henry Ruggs III. Bob Mcmanaman, azcentral, "Arizona Cardinals, GM Steve Keim have plenty of options to weigh entering NFL Draft," 23 Apr. 2020 Goulding also cites Francis and the Lights, Bon Iver, Kanye West, Christine and the Queens, and a French duo named the Blaze as her influences on this record. Ruth Kinane, EW.com, "Ellie Goulding on the story behind 'Worry About Me' and what to expect from the new album," 22 Apr. 2020 The 16-year-old actress sat in the sun, wearing a magenta corduroy duo with matching smiley face slippers and teeny '90s frames. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Millie Bobby Brown Matching Her Outfit to Her Slippers is a Social Distancing Mood," 13 Apr. 2020 Greig and Walter make a fine duo as foils who appear sisterly thanks to their similarly long faces and sharp beauty. Robyn Bahr, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Belgravia': TV Review," 10 Apr. 2020 Hope on the airwaves A father-daughter duo has started a YouTube channel to keep up with fellow choir friends and share songs of hope during these uncertain times. Anna Beahm | Abeahm@al.com, al, "Here’s 10 reasons you should have hope as we fight coronavirus together," 23 Mar. 2020

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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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Last Updated

20 May 2020

Cite this Entry

“Duo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/duo. Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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How to pronounce duo- (audio)

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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