da capo

[ dah kah-poh; Italian dah kah-paw ]
/ dɑ ˈkɑ poʊ; Italian dɑ ˈkɑ pɔ /

adjective, adverb

repeated from the beginning (used as a musical direction).

noun

a section of music that is to be repeated from the beginning.

Nearby words

  1. d/l,
  2. d/o,
  3. d/p,
  4. d/w,
  5. da,
  6. da gama,
  7. da nang,
  8. da ponte,
  9. da ponte, lorenzo,
  10. da vinci

Origin of da capo

1715–25; < Italian: literally, from the head; see da, chief

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British Dictionary definitions for da capo

da capo

/ (dɑː ˈkɑːpəʊ) /

adjective, adverb

music to be repeated (in whole or part) from the beginning
Abbreviation: DC

See also fine 3

Word Origin for da capo

C18: from Italian, literally: from the head

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