dal segno

adverb
dal se·​gno | \ däl-ˈsā-(ˌ)nyō How to pronounce dal segno (audio) \

Definition of dal segno

used as a direction in music to return to the sign that marks the beginning of a repeat

First Known Use of dal segno

circa 1854, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dal segno

Italian, from the sign

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“Dal segno.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dal%20segno. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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