American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Music A composition for two voices or two instruments.
- n. Music A group of two singers or two instrumentalists.
- n. A pair.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A musical composition either for two voices or for two instruments, or for two performers on one instrument, and either with or without accompaniment.
- n. music A musical composition in two parts, each performed by a single voice (singer, instrument or univoce ensemble).
- n. A pair or couple, especially one that is harmonious or elegant.
- v. intransitive To perform a duet.
- v. intransitive, zoology, of male and female pairs To communicate (warnings, mating calls, etc.) through song.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Mus.) A composition for two performers, whether vocal or instrumental.
- n. (ballet) a dance for two people (usually a ballerina and a danseur noble)
- n. a pair who associate with one another
- n. two items of the same kind
- n. a musical composition for two performers
- n. two performers or singers who perform together
- from Italian duetto 'short musical composition for two voices', diminutive of duo 'two', itself from Latin duo 'two' (Wiktionary)
- Italian duetto, diminutive of duo, from Latin, two; see dwo- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Billy, when the dismal thing had dragged its way through the final note, sat "down front," crying softly in the semi-darkness while she was waiting for Alice Greggory to "run it through just once more" with a pair of tired-faced, fluffy-skirted fairies who could _not_ learn that a duet meant a _duet_ -- not two solos, independently hurried or retarded as one's fancy for the moment dictated.”
“And this added the attitude on this record, where the musicians and definitely with T-Bone's kind of left-the-field production was something that shouldn't even intimate the normal reading of the term duet, because it's just - these are adventures, really.”
“I think the term duet kind of intimates established singers who've kind of ran out of ideas and they take songs and they get together and make them into some kind of sugarcoated moment.”
“Their duet is intense and amazing and after almost half a century, it's available again.”
“Their duet is intense and amazing - and after almost half a century, it's available again.”
“Cranko created the piece for Sadler's Wells theatre ballet in 1953, and the final love-duet is full of tropes that both Frederick Ashton and Kenneth MacMillan would later use in their own ballets: floor-skimming supported jetés, lifts in which the heroine wraps around her partner's back, a sequence in which he tenderly lifts her from pointe to pointe.”
“This alternately teasing and robotically active duet is danced to Isao Tomita's reworking of Ravel's famous composition.”
“Immediately they (Oden and Conley) are singing a duet from the backseat; they knew all the words.”
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