dal segno

[dahl seyn-yoh; Italian dahl se-nyaw]

adverb

go back to the sign marking the beginning of a repeat (used as a musical direction).

Nearby words

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  2. dakotan,
  3. daks,
  4. daktyl,
  5. dal,
  6. daladier,
  7. daladier, édouard,
  8. dalai lama,
  9. dalan,
  10. dalapon

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

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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