Definition of secondo in US English:


nounPlural secondi

  • The second or lower part in a duet.

    • ‘The MIDI accompaniment CD contains the secondo part performed on a digital keyboard with the typical electronic special effects.’
    • ‘Ensemble problems are minimal; primo and secondo ranges overlap only in the last piece’
    • ‘The Miniatures are inventive, charming pieces with colorful harmonic writing in the secondo part, imaginative rhythmic devices and surprising turns of phrases.’
    • ‘Famed duet team Weekley and Arganbright have arranged each piece so the primo part is easier than the secondo, frequently with the primo part spanning only five notes in five-finger positions.’
    • ‘Far from the old-style duet where the secondo is merely playing backup for the primo, this duet features a wonderful dialogue between the parts.’