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segno

[ seyn-yoh, sen-yoh; Italian se-nyaw ]
/ ˈseɪn yoʊ, ˈsɛn yoʊ; Italian ˈsɛ nyɔ /
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noun, plural se·gni [seyn-yee, sen-yee; Italian se-nyee]. /ˈseɪn yi, ˈsɛn yi; Italian ˈsɛ nyi/. Music.
a sign.
a sign or mark at the beginning or end of a section to be repeated.
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Origin of segno

1905–10; <Italian <Latin signum a sign
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How to use segno in a sentence

  • Poi egli giunse, come uno agnello mansueto: e vedendomi, cominciò a ridere; e volse che io gli facesse il segno della croce.

  • La Vergine m'ha fatto della mano segno d'inginocchiarmi; pareva volermi dire, 'Bene!'

    Walks in Rome|Augustus J.C. Hare

British Dictionary definitions for segno

segno
/ (ˈsɛnjəʊ, Italian ˈseɲɲo) /

noun plural -gni (-njiː, Italian -ɲɲi)
music a sign at the beginning or end of a section directed to be repeatedSymbol: , :S:

Word Origin for segno

Italian: a sign, from Latin signum
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