sem·​pre ˈsem-(ˌ)prā How to pronounce sempre (audio)
: always
used in music directions
sempre legato

Word History


Italian, from Latin semper

First Known Use

circa 1801, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sempre was circa 1801

Dictionary Entries Near sempre

Cite this Entry

“Sempre.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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