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

Origin of segno

1905–10; < Italian < Latin signum a sign Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for segno


noun plural -gni (-njiː, Italian -ɲɲi)
  1. 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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