[si-kon-doh, -kohn-; Italian se-kawn-daw]
- the second or lower part in a duet, especially in a piano duet.
- the performer playing this part.
Origin of secondo
From Italian, dating back to 1840–50; see origin at second1
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Examples from the Web for secondo
She had no second string to her bow, no secondo, no terzo, no patito.Massimilla Doni
Honore de Balzac
Secondo, the Sphinx is a woman as well as a winged lion, but the Rajput Sinhas never had anything effeminate in their characters.From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan
Helena Pretrovna Blavatsky
Its arrangement for four hands, however, is excellently done, with commendable attention to the interests of the secondo player.Contemporary American Composers
He himself was, naturally, primo tenore, being assisted by the younger Crivelli as the secondo.Garcia the Centenarian And His Times
M. Sterling Mackinlay
- the left-hand part in a piano duetCompare primo
Italian: second 1