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dal segno

[dahl seyn-yoh; Italian dahl se-nyaw]
adverb
  1. go back to the sign marking the beginning of a repeat (used as a musical direction).
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Origin of dal segno

1850–55; < Italian: from the sign; see sign
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British Dictionary definitions for dal segno

dal segno

adjective, adverb
  1. music (of a piece of music) to be repeated from the point marked with a sign to the word fine
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Abbreviation: DS
See also fine 3

Word Origin for dal segno

Italian, literally: from the sign
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