da capo

adverb or adjective

da ca·​po dä-ˈkä-(ˌ)pō How to pronounce da capo (audio)
də-
: from the beginning
used as a direction in music to repeat

Examples of da capo in a Sentence

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Word History

Etymology

Italian

First Known Use

circa 1724, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of da capo was circa 1724

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“Da capo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/da%20capo. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

da capo

adverb or adjective
da ca·​po dä-ˈkäp-ō How to pronounce da capo (audio)
də-
: from the beginning
used as a direction in music to repeat

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