[ 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.
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Origin of secondo
From Italian, dating back to 1840–50; see origin at second1
Words nearby secondo
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British Dictionary definitions for secondi
/ (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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