da capo

adverb or adjective
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

Examples of da capo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web All but one of the eight da capo arias Ms. Hallenberg will perform at Zankel were written for castrati. Christopher Corwin, New York Times, 20 Feb. 2020

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/da%20capo. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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