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DUET

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does duet mean? 

DUET (noun)
  The noun DUET has 5 senses:

1. two items of the same kind
2. two performers or singers who perform together
3. a pair who associate with one another
4. a musical composition for two performers
5. (ballet) a dance for two people (usually a ballerina and a danseur noble)

  Familiarity information: DUET used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


DUET (noun)


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Meaning:

Two items of the same kind

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Synonyms:

duo; duet; duad; distich; couplet; twain; twosome; dyad; pair; brace; span; yoke; couple

Hypernyms ("duet" is a kind of...):

2; deuce; II; two (the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one or a numeral representing this number)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "duet"):

doubleton ((bridge) a pair of playing cards that are the only cards in their suit in the hand dealt to a player)


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Meaning:

Two performers or singers who perform together

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

duette; duet; duo

Hypernyms ("duet" is a kind of...):

musical group; musical organisation; musical organization (an organization of musicians who perform together)

Instance hyponyms:

Laurel and Hardy (United States slapstick comedy duo who made many films together)


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Meaning:

A pair who associate with one another

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

twosome; duo; duet; couple

Context examples:

the engaged couple / an inseparable twosome

Hypernyms ("duet" is a kind of...):

pair (two people considered as a unit)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "duet"):

same-sex marriage (two people of the same sex who live together as a family)


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Meaning:

A musical composition for two performers

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

duette; duet; duo

Hypernyms ("duet" is a kind of...):

composition; musical composition; opus; piece; piece of music (a musical work that has been created)

Meronyms (parts of "duet"):

primo (the principal part of a duet (especially a piano duet))

secondo (the second or lower part of a duet (especially a piano duet))


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Meaning:

(ballet) a dance for two people (usually a ballerina and a danseur noble)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

pas de deux; duet

Hypernyms ("duet" is a kind of...):

dance; dancing; saltation; terpsichore (taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music)

Meronyms (parts of "duet"):

adagio (a slow section of a pas de deux requiring great skill and strength by the dancers)

Holonyms ("duet" is a part of...):

ballet; concert dance (a theatrical representation of a story that is performed to music by trained dancers)


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