dal segno

[ dahl seyn-yoh; Italian dahl se-nyaw ]
/ dɑl ˈseɪn yoʊ; Italian dɑl ˈsɛ nyɔ /
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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
/ (ˈdæl ˈsɛnjəʊ) /

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

Word Origin for dal segno

Italian, literally: from the sign
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