two-hander

noun

1
: something that is done with both hands
Her tennis backhands are always two-handers.
2
: a play that is written to be performed by two actors

Examples of two-hander in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The pieces span nearly two decades, from the mid-two-thousands to last year, and each one is a two-hander of sorts, between Nelson and an artist or a work of art. Lauren Michele Jackson, The New Yorker, 7 Apr. 2024 The flagship [series] did not really allow for the time and the space for a two-hander. Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 22 Mar. 2024 Emma Stone, ‘La La Land’ (2017) Damien Chazelle's old-school Hollywood musical is a romantic two-hander between Gosling's jazz-loving musician and Stone's struggling actress. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, 4 Mar. 2024 Red Eye moves like a bullet, jumping from disaster movie to psychological two-hander to blazing action and eventually a pretty gnarly stalker-in-the-house sequence. Declan Gallagher, EW.com, 11 Jan. 2024 As the title of the latest installment suggests, this one is a two-hander — Pierre portrays Malcolm X, while Kelvin Harrison Jr. plays Martin Luther King Jr. — which separately examines the two men’s personal histories and conflicting approaches that led up to their one and only meeting in 1964. Mikey O'Connell, The Hollywood Reporter, 29 Jan. 2024 The play, a two-hander, is a 1984 drama by John Patrick Shanley about two hardened people who meet in a Bronx bar and wind up spending a night together. Michael Paulson, New York Times, 16 Jan. 2024 After a quiet holiday debut, Sydney Sweeney and Glen Powell’s two-hander has proven to have some stellar word-of-mouth. J. Kim Murphy, Variety, 13 Jan. 2024 Romantic comedies have a reputation for floundering in theaters these days, but perhaps the Sydney Sweeney-Glen Powell two-hander can build on this. J. Kim Murphy, Variety, 23 Dec. 2023

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“Two-hander.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/two-hander. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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