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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. Music From the beginning. Used as a direction to repeat a passage.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. From the beginning.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In music, a direction to repeat from the beginning: usually abbreviated to D. C.
  • n. The end of the repeat is generally indicated by the word fine.

Etymologies

Italian : da, from + capo, head.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Italian (Wiktionary)

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