How Do You Spell DUEL?

Pronunciation: [djˈuːəl] (IPA)

The spelling of the word "duel" is not phonetically intuitive. It is pronounced /ˈdjuːəl/ and can be broken down into two syllables. The first syllable is pronounced like the word "dew," while the second syllable is pronounced like the word "ull." The "u" in the first syllable is pronounced like the letter "y," which makes it sound like "d-yew-ull." Despite the unusual spelling, "duel" remains a commonly used word to describe a one-on-one fight between two opponents.

DUEL Meaning and Definition

  1. A duel is a prearranged contest or combat between two individuals or groups, typically fought with weapons, in order to resolve a dispute or defend one's honor. It consists of a formal confrontation between the participants, who engage in a battle of skill, strength, or strategy. Historically, duels were often conducted using swords or pistols, but the choice of weapons can vary.

    Dueling usually follows established rules or codes of conduct, which differ across cultures and time periods. These rules determine the manner in which the duel is conducted, such as the distance between participants, the duration of each round, and the circumstances under which it can be declared concluded. In addition, duels are often overseen by seconds, who act as witnesses and ensure that the proceedings are carried out fairly.

    The motivations for dueling can be diverse, ranging from personal conflicts and grievances to challenges set by societal norms. Duels were often seen as a means to restore one's honor, reputation, or social standing. However, the practice of dueling has significantly declined in modern times due to legal restrictions and changing societal norms, with most jurisdictions banning it outright.

    While dueling may evoke notions of violence and aggression, it is important to recognize that the definition of a duel encompasses an organized, consensual, and regulated form of combat that aims to resolve conflicts through a structured process rather than disregarding the law or engaging in spontaneous acts of violence.

  2. A battle or combat between two persons with deadly weapons.

    Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Etymology of DUEL

The word "duel" originated from the Latin word "duellum", which means "combat between two". It later evolved into the Old French word "duel", which took on the specific meaning of "combat between two individuals". Ultimately, the term was borrowed into the English language in the late 15th century.

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Plural form of DUEL is DUELS

Conjugate verb Duel


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