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duo

[doo-oh, dyoo-oh] /ˈdu oʊ, ˈdyu oʊ/
noun, plural duos.
1.
Music. duet.
2.
two persons commonly associated with each other; couple.
3.
two animals or objects of the same sort; two things ordinarily placed or found together; a pair:
a duo of lovebirds.
Origin of duo
1580-1590
1580-90; < Italian < Latin: two

duo-

1.
a combining form meaning “two,” used in the formation of compound words:
duologue.
Origin
combining form of Greek dýo, Latin duo two
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duo

/ˈdjuːəʊ/
noun (pl) duos, dui (ˈdjuːiː)
1.
(music)
  1. a pair of performers
  2. another word for duet
2.
a pair of actors, entertainers, etc
3.
(informal) a pair of closely connected individuals
Word Origin
C16: via Italian from Latin: two

duo-

combining form
1.
indicating two: duotone
Word Origin
from Latin
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Word Origin and History for duo
n.

1580s, "song for two voices," via either Italian or French, from Latin duo "two" (see two). Meaning "two people" (especially as an entertainment team) attested by 1887.

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