- 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
- (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.