[doo-et, dyoo-]
a musical composition for two voices or instruments.

1730–40; earlier duett < Italian duetto, equivalent to du(o) duet + -etto -et

duettist, noun
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duet (djuːˈɛt)
1.  Also called (esp for instrumental compositions): duo a musical composition for two performers or voices
2.  an action or activity performed by a pair of closely connected individuals
vb , duets, duetting, duetted
3.  (intr) to perform a duet
[C18: from Italian duetto a little duet, from duo duet, from Latin: two]

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Word Origin & History

1740, from It. duetto "short musical composition for two voices," dim. of duo "two."
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Example sentences
For several minutes, the wolves performed a duet, whimpering as my terrier
  would in-between howls.
Finally, she lets him partner her, but their duet has a note of strangeness and
Instead of amplifying or explaining the show, the visuals were a duet with the
  band that moved in and out of the music's path.
But he sings rather well, especially in a duet with himself.
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