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sempre

[sem-prey; Italian sem-pre]
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adverb (used in musical directions)
  1. throughout.

Origin of sempre

1885–90; < Italian: always < Latin semper
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sempre

adverb
  1. music (preceding a tempo or dynamic marking) always; consistently. It is used to indicate that a specified volume, tempo, etc, is to be sustained throughout a piece or passage

Word Origin

Italian: always, from Latin semper
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