Definition of segue in English:



  • 1no object, with adverbial (in music and film) move without interruption from one piece of music or scene to another.

    ‘allow one song to segue into the next’
    • ‘As he segued into a reprise of ‘Clap Hands,’ band members burst into a cutlery percussion jam, using everything from forks to bananas as makeshift drumsticks.’
    • ‘Mining fresh musical landscapes, they segued from Broadway show tunes to musical comedy to arias by Verdi and Puccini in a sparkling cabaret revue.’
    • ‘Once the producers felt we had seen enough of that, the camera seemlessly segued into another grassy scene: one with prehistoric, upright, hairy Homo habilis digging holes and groping for food, circa two million years ago.’
    • ‘As songs segued into other songs, and finally the album started over again, I realized that the scenery in my mind hadn't changed very drastically in form at any time throughout the journey.’
    • ‘An energetic andante segues quietly into the third and final movement.’
    • ‘He kept hold of her hand and gave her a questioning look as the band segued into another tune.’
    • ‘Quickly paced, with each song segueing seamlessly into the next, it's a homage to the golden age of crossover.’
    • ‘Its small pleasures bide time quite well before the film segues into a more action-packed finale.’
    • ‘He captivated the audience, artfully segueing from songs that made you laugh, to ones that stilled the crowd with their meaningfulness, their power.’
    • ‘He was struggling to read a funny e-mail, but it rendered him speechless, so he segued into the next song without introduction.’
    • ‘This quite naturally segued into the song ‘Computer World’ itself and was greeted with much delight by the assembled crowd.’
    • ‘The album begins promisingly enough - a menacing minor chord segues into a fuzzy, goofy faux-dance beat.’
    • ‘The theme music is overused, but it is expressive, and the scene where the theme segues into and out of ‘Moonglow’ is ingenious.’
    • ‘This mode of suspicion was prevalent during the majority of newscasts that I watched and was heightened by the spooky theme music utilized by every major network as they segued to and from commercial breaks.’
    • ‘As the dust clears and the sonic damage is assessed, the remaining feedback segues into a sober slide guitar, denoting a major transition in the song's emotional appeal.’
    1. 1.1 Move or shift from one role, state, or condition to another.
      ‘from the humour magazine, the New York-born artist segued into producing films’


  • 1An uninterrupted transition from one piece of music or film scene to another.

    • ‘The segues and cutaways from scene to scene make the story flow as it never quite does in any other medium.’
    • ‘The visual transition is one of several seamless segues.’
    • ‘Some of the songs carry darker overtones with no segues to glossier and happier settings.’
    • ‘The film's segues into the seedier side of Austria are always appropriately shocking, and Erika's steadfast resolve in these environments is an utterly jarring anachronism.’
    • ‘They serve not only as brilliant segues within the film's narrative but also contribute to a larger purpose of imbuing the viewer with an intense, discombobulated sensation that can only be described as ‘punch drunk’.’
    • ‘There are random segues from black & white to color stock (sometimes in the same scene) that seem to exist only to remind us how visually unimaginative the film is compared to Oliver Stone's work.’
    • ‘Riffs on Hoagy Carmichael's ‘Georgia on My Mind’ are obvious musical cues and are used as segues throughout the film.’
    1. 1.1 A transition from one role, state, or condition to another.
      ‘that's actually a perfect segue into my next question’


Italian, literally ‘follows’.