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DUO (dui)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does duo mean? 

DUO (noun)
  The noun DUO has 4 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

  Familiarity information: DUO used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DUO (noun)


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Meaning:

Two items of the same kind

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Synonyms:

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

Hypernyms ("duo" 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 "duo"):

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; duo; duet

Hypernyms ("duo" 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; couple; duet; duo

Context examples:

the engaged couple / an inseparable twosome

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

pair (two people considered as a unit)

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

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 ("duo" is a kind of...):

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

Meronyms (parts of "duo"):

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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