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What is the opposite of “duo”?

What is the antonym of “duo”?

The antonym of duo is solo and ensemble. The antonyms solo and ensemble convey a different number of performers or musicians.

Brief Definitions of the Antonym(s)

Learn when and how to use these words with these examples!


A musical composition or performance by a single musician or performer.


She played a beautiful solo on the piano during the concert.


A group of musicians, actors, or dancers who perform together.


The ensemble of the play worked well together and delivered a fantastic performance.

How are these antonyms different from each other?

  • 1Solo refers to a single performer or musician.
  • 2Ensemble refers to a group of performers or musicians.

Good things to know

  • 1Music: Use duo, solo, and ensemble to describe the number of performers in a musical piece.
  • 2Theater: Use ensemble to refer to a group of actors or dancers performing together.
  • 3Writing: Incorporate these antonyms in narratives to create vivid descriptions of musical performances or theater productions.

Remember this!

The antonyms have distinct nuances: Solo refers to a single performer, while ensemble refers to a group of performers. Use these words to describe the number of performers in music or theater, or to create vivid descriptions in writing.

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