[ sey-gwey, seg-wey ]
/ ˈseɪ gweɪ, ˈsɛg weɪ /
verb (used without object), se·gued, se·gue·ing.
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.
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Origin of segue
1850–55; <Italian: (there) follows, 3rd person singular present indicative of seguire ≪ Latin sequī to follow. See sue
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British Dictionary definitions for segue
/ (ˈsɛɡweɪ) /
verb segues, segueing or segued (intr)
(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
from Italian: follows, from seguire to follow, from Latin sequī
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