Definition of secondo in English:

secondo

Pronunciation: /-ˈkôn-//səˈkändō/

noun

Music
  • The second or lower part in a duet.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The Miniatures are inventive, charming pieces with colorful harmonic writing in the secondo part, imaginative rhythmic devices and surprising turns of phrases.’
    • ‘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’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

Italian.

Pronunciation:

secondo

/-ˈkôn-//səˈkändō/