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.

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Origin of secondo

From Italian, dating back to 1840–50; see origin at second1
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Example sentences from the Web for secondo

  • He himself was, naturally, primo tenore, being assisted by the younger Crivelli as the secondo.

  • 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
  • She had no second string to her bow, no secondo, no terzo, no patito.

    Massimilla Doni|Honore de Balzac
  • Its arrangement for four hands, however, is excellently done, with commendable attention to the interests of the secondo player.

British Dictionary definitions for secondo

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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