- to continue at once with the next musical section or composition (often used as a musical direction).
- to perform in the manner of the preceding section (used as a musical direction).
- to make a transition from one thing to another smoothly and without interruption: The conversation segued from travel anecdotes to food.
- an uninterrupted transition made between one musical section or composition and another.
- any smooth, uninterrupted transition from one thing to another.
Origin of segue
Examples from the Web for segue
Contemporary Examples of segue
The Bad: Their tendency to segue from the above sort of thing into stories of utter horror with absolutely no warning.Shows on NPR, Ranked in Order From Glorious to Unbearable
Kelly Williams Brown
January 25, 2014
"I knew it would be hard, but it was definitely difficult, for sure," Jones said of her segue from track to bobsled.Is It Really That Easy to be an Olympic Bobsledder?
January 17, 2014
This lineup will segue into fully scripted Friday night programming blocks in November.
Especially since that fact allowed Hugh Jackman to segue into one of the most tedious musical montages in Oscar history!Kumbaya Academy
February 23, 2009
Historical Examples of segue
Segue chi fugge; a chi la vuol, s' asconde, E vanne e vien come alla riva l' onde.Pastoral Poetry and Pastoral Drama
Walter W. Greg
- (often foll by into) to proceed from one section or piece of music to another without a break
- (imperative) play on without pause: a musical direction
- the practice or an instance of playing music in this way
Word Origin for segue
1740, an instruction in musical scores, from Italian segue, literally "now follows," meaning to play into the following movement without a break, third person singular of seguire "to follow," from Latin sequi "to follow," from PIE *sekw- (1) "to follow" (see sequel). Extended noun sense of "transition without a break" is from 1937; the verb in this sense is first recorded 1958.