Meaning of “duet” in the English Dictionary

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"duet" in British English

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duetnoun [ C ]

uk /dʒuˈet/ us /duːˈet/

Examples from literature

  • A feeling for rhythm and a quick-sighted accurate knowledge of time, may be much improved by playing with others, either duets on the piano, or accompaniments to voice or instrument. 
  • But it was the duet that followed that compelled his admiration. 
  • For three hours an uninterrupted stream of music flows forth, not only solos, but occasionally duets, harmoniously chanted in parts, and rendered with the utmost pathos. 
  • I heard you singing duets after dinner once. 
  • It will be sung once in the first act by the heroine, then in the second act as a duet for heroine and hero. 

(Definition of “duet” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"duet" in American English

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duetnoun [ C ]

us /duˈet/

two people who sing or play musical instruments together, or a piece of music written for two people

(Definition of “duet” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)