secondo

[ si-kon-doh, -kohn-; Italian se-kawn-daw ]
/ sɪˈkɒn doʊ, -ˈkoʊn-; Italian sɛˈkɔn dɔ /

noun, plural se·con·di [si-kon-dee, -kohn-; Italian se-kawn-dee] /sɪˈkɒn di, -ˈkoʊn-; Italian sɛˈkɔn di/. Music.

the second or lower part in a duet, especially in a piano duet.
the performer playing this part.

Nearby words

  1. secondee,
  2. secondhand,
  3. secondhand smoke,
  4. secondly,
  5. secondment,
  6. seconds,
  7. secos,
  8. secrecy,
  9. secret,
  10. secret agent

Origin of secondo

From Italian, dating back to 1840–50; see origin at second1

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British Dictionary definitions for secondi

secondo

/ (sɛˈkɒndəʊ) /

noun plural -di (-diː)

the left-hand part in a piano duetCompare primo

Word Origin for secondo

Italian: second 1

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