What does the word duet mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • A composition for two voices, performers, or instruments.

Usage examples for duet

  1. Mrs. Richards was the only person in the neighbourhood to whom Rosalind, during her six months' residence in it, had at all attached herself: there was something about her that had fascinated the young heiress's fancy, and the circumstance of her being the only good second in a duet to be found within the circle of the Mowbray Park visitings had completed the charm. – The Vicar of Wrexhill by Mrs [Frances] Trollope
  2. I the evening, Miss Middleton and the colonel sang a duet. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  3. When I entered the hall, having been to Jamestown after breakfast and just returned, both maids looked up, and suddenly one of the wheels ceased its part in the duet, and Catherine was on her feet and her thread fallen whither it would. – The Heart's Highway A Romance of Virginia in the Seventeeth Century by Mary E. Wilkins
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