duo

noun
\ 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

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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The duo began working together when Hearst asked Miles to design the logo for her eponymous brand and wouldn’t take no for an answer, circa 2015. Nicole Phelps, Vogue, "Gabriela Hearst Is Launching Menswear—With the Help of One Exceptionally Well-Dressed Guy," 17 May 2019 News claiming that royal friend Violet von Westenholz introduced the duo. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "A Timeline of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Relationship," 8 May 2019 Over the next few years, the duo would welcome two children and star in a joint TV show (Nate & Jeremiah by Design). Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "A Brief Timeline of Nate Berkus & Jeremiah Brent's Relationship," 3 May 2019 Together, the duo found some success, garnering the attention of star Jerry Lewis, who gave Fosse a break on the Hollywood scene. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "The True Story of Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon's Relationship," 17 Apr. 2019 By the early 1900s, the duo had left Sears, and Julius Rosenwald, a supplier of men’s suits, was in charge. Suzanne Kapner, WSJ, "Sears Reshaped America, From Kenmore to Allstate," 15 Oct. 2018 Claire Foy was even seen wiping away tears after the duo left the stage. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Best Celebrity Reactions to the Surprise Proposal at the 2018 Emmys," 18 Sep. 2018 Privacy - Terms The duo left the Pawn 1 shop empty handed, but Spooner returned a short time later. Will Campbell, idahostatesman, "Path of a gun: Weapon used in Chicago shooting traced back to Idaho pawn shop," 4 July 2018 If there is any justice at all in the Westworld world, the season 3 premiere will reveal the duo left to go have a very serious conversation about their relationship. refinery29.com, "Does The Westworld Ending Hint At A Queer Couple For Season 3?," 25 June 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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