Definition of secondo in English:

secondo

Line breaks: se|condo
Pronunciation: /sɪˈkɒndəʊ
 
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noun (plural secondi /-di/)

Music
  • The second or lower part in a duet.
    More example sentences
    • Far from the old-style duet where the secondo is merely playing backup for the primo, this duet features a wonderful dialogue between the parts.
    • The Miniatures are inventive, charming pieces with colorful harmonic writing in the secondo part, imaginative rhythmic devices and surprising turns of phrases.
    • Famed duet team Weekley and Arganbright have arranged each piece so the primo part is easier than the secondo, frequently with the primo part spanning only five notes in five-finger positions.

Origin

Italian.

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