[ 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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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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