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segue

noun

verb

Etymology summary

an instruction in musical scores, from Italian segue, literally "now follows",...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

segue

[often followed by "into"] to proceed from one section or piece of music to another without a break | [imperative] play on without pause: a musical ... (25 of 422 words, 3 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/segue

Wikipedia:

Segue

a smooth transition from one topic or section to the next. The term is derived from Italian segue, "it follows"; the pronunciation in English differs from the original Italian pronunciation. In music, segue is a direction to the performer. It means ... (41 of 357 words, pronunciation)

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Segue (disambiguation)

may refer to: Segue, a smooth transition from one topic or section to the next | Segue, Mali, a small town in Mali | Segue (band), an American rock band | Segue 1, Segue 2 and Segue 3, small satellite galaxies (or star clusters) of the Milky Way galaxy... (46 of 101 words, 6 definitions)

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Merriam-Webster:

segue [entry 1, verb imperative]

proceed to what follows without pause [used as a direction in music] | perform the music that follows like that which has preceded [used as a ... (25 of 57 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/segue

segue [entry 2, verb] | segued [past tense] | segueing [present participle]

to proceed without pause from one musical number or theme to another | to make a transition without interruption from one activity, topic, scene, or ... (24 of 196 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/segue show=1

segue [entry 3, noun]

a transition made without pause or interruption; the act or an instance of segueing (see "segue" [entry 2]) (18 of 112 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/segue show=2

Oxford Dictionary:

segue | segued [past tense] | segueing [present participle] | segues [3rd-person singular present]

[intransitive, with adverbial] : (in music and film) move without interruption from one piece of music or scene to another | an uninterrupted ... (22 of 86 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/segue

Random House Dictionary:

segue | segued [past tense] | segueing [present participle]

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 ... (25 of 78 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/segue

American Heritage Dictionary:

segue | segued [past tense] | segueing [present participle] | segues [3rd-person singular present]

[music] To make a transition directly from one section or theme to another. | To move smoothly and unhesitatingly from one state, condition, ... (22 of 73 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/segue

Wiktionary:

segue | segues [plural] | segued [past tense] | segueing [present participle] | seguing [misspelling, present participle]

To move smoothly from one state or subject to another. | [music] To make a smooth transition from one theme to another. | [disk jockey] To play a sequence of records with no talk between them. | An instance of segueing, a transition. (40 of 49 words, 4 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/segue

Macmillan British Dictionary:

segue [intransitive] | segues [plural] | segued [past tense] | segueing [present participle]

to change smoothly from one song or subject of conversation to another without stopping (14 of 46 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/segue

New World Dictionary:

segue | segued [past tense] | segueing [present participle]

to continue without break (to or into the next part) | an immediate transition from one part to another, as in music (21 of 46 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/segue

Cambridge Dictionary:

segue

to move easily and without interruption from one piece of music, part of a story, subject or situation to another (20 of 43 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/segue

Encarta Dictionary:

segue | segues [plural] | segued [past tense] | segueing [present participle]

to make a smooth, almost imperceptible transition from one state, situation, or subject to another | in music, to continue by playing the following ... (23 of 143 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861715746​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

segue

First use: 1740

Origin: an instruction in musical scores, from Italian segue, literally "now follows", meaning to play into the following movement without a break, ... (22 of 59 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=segue

American Heritage Dictionary:

segue | segued [past tense] | segueing [present participle] | segues [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: From Italian, there follows, third-person singular present tense of seguire, to follow, from Vulgar Latin *sequere, from ... (17 of 26 etymology words)

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New World Dictionary:

segue | segued [past tense] | segueing [present participle]

Origin: Italian, 3rd person singular, present indicative, of seguire, to follow from Vulgar Latin sequere, for Latin sequi: see "sequent"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/segue

Wiktionary:

segue | segues [plural] | segued [past tense] | segueing [present participle]

Origin: Italian seguire ("to follow") from Latin sequor; originally a musical term.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/segue

Collins Dictionary:

segue

Origin: from Italian: follows, from seguire to follow, from Latin sequī

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/segue

Oxford Dictionary:

segue | segued [past tense] | segueing [present participle] | segues [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Italian, literally "follows"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/segue

Merriam-Webster:

segue [entry 1, verb imperative]

First use: about 1740

Origin: Italian, there follows, from seguire to follow, from Latin sequi

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/segue

Encarta Dictionary:

segue | segues [plural] | segued [past tense] | segueing [present participle]

First use: Mid-18th century

Origin: Italian from seguire "follow" from Latin sequi

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861715746​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wikipedia:

Segue

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Segue"

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Collins Dictionary:

segue

Audio: British English pronunciation of "segue"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/segue

Macmillan British Dictionary:

segue [intransitive] | segues [plural] | segued [past tense] | segueing [present participle]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "segue"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/segue

Macmillan American Dictionary:

segue [intransitive] | segues [plural] | segued [past tense] | segueing [present participle]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "segue"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/segue

Cambridge Dictionary:

segue

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "segue"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "segue"

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the Free Dictionary:

segue

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "segue"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "segue"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "segue" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

segue | segues [plural] | segued [past tense] | segueing [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "segue"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

segue

Audio: North American pronunciation of "segue"

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YourDictionary Audio:

segue

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "segue" by speech synthesizer

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freedictionary.org:

segue

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "segue" by speech synthesizer

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