Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb In the same manner throughout. Used chiefly as a direction.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb (Mus.) Always; throughout.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb music, as a qualifier always, still

Etymologies

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

[Italian, always, from Latin semper; see sem- in Indo-European roots.]

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Italian

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