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

  • n. The second part in a concert piece, especially the lower part in a piano duet.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The second part in a concerted piece.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Second: used of instruments or their parts in an orchestra: as, violino secondo, second violin.
  • n. In music, the second performer or lower part in a duet, especially a pianoforte duet: opposed to primo. Also second.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the second or lower part of a duet (especially a piano duet)


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

Italian, from Latin secundus, second, following; see sekw-1 in Indo-European roots.


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