se·​con·​do si-ˈkōn-(ˌ)dō How to pronounce secondo (audio)
plural secondi si-ˈkōn-(ˌ)dē How to pronounce secondo (audio)
: the second part in a concerted piece
especially : the lower part (as in a piano duet)

Examples of secondo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Prices: Appetizers $4 to $24; salads $12 to $13; burgers $17-18; pastas $18 to $21; secondi entrees $35-50; pizzas $15 to $29; desserts $6 to $12. Tiffany Acosta, The Arizona Republic, 28 July 2023 The unlikely herb pairing is a spring awakening — the flavors brighten up any roast or grilled fish — but a serving of three or four carciofini, or mini artichokes, is commanding enough as an antipasto or a vegan secondo. Naoki Nitta, San Francisco Chronicle, 17 Feb. 2022

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Word History


Italian, from secondo, adjective, second, from Latin secundus

First Known Use

1792, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of secondo was in 1792

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Cite this Entry

“Secondo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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