pas de deux

noun \ ˌpä-də-ˈdər , -ˈdə , -ˈdü \
|Updated on: 7 Jul 2018

Definition of pas de deux

plural pas de deux play \ˌpä-də-ˈdər(z), -ˈdə(z), -ˈdü(z)\
1 : a dance or figure for two performers
2 : an intricate relationship or activity involving two parties or things

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Origin and Etymology of pas de deux

French, literally, step for two

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