from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. Music In the same manner throughout. Used chiefly as a direction.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. always, still
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. Always; throughout.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In music, in the same style throughout; similarly: used with some other direction, to prevent this from being forgotten, or its force suspended: as, sempre piano, softly throughout. Compare simile.
Italian, always, from Latin semper; see sem-1 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)