Definition of secondo in English:

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Pronunciation: /sɪˈkɒndəʊ/

noun (plural secondi /sɪˈkɒndi/)

The second or lower part in a duet.
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.



Words that rhyme with secondo

condo, rondeau, rondo, tondo

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: se|condo

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