da ca·​po | \ dä-ˈkä-(ˌ)pō How to pronounce da capo (audio) , də- \

Definition of da capo

: from the beginning used as a direction in music to repeat

First Known Use of da capo

circa 1724, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of da capo was circa 1724

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“Da capo.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/da%20capo. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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