Etymology
Advertisement

duet (n.)

"musical composition for two voices or instruments," 1740, from French duet, from Italian duetto "short musical composition for two voices," diminutive of duo "two" (from PIE root *dwo- "two"). The Italian form of the noun was used in English from c. 1724. As a verb, "to perform a duet," from 1822.  Duettino "short, unpretentious duet" is by 1839.

updated on October 16, 2018

Advertisement
Advertisement