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See also: secóndo and secondò



Italian secondo


secondo (plural secondos or secondi)

  1. (music) The second part in a concerted piece.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for “secondo” in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)



Italian ordinal numbers
 <  1º 3º  > 
    Cardinal : due
    Ordinal : secondo


  • IPA(key): /seˈ
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ondo
  • Hyphenation: se‧cón‧do

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  • (adjective) m, f (abbreviations)
  • (in names of monarchs and popes, the second): (abbreviation) II

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin secundus (he who follows, second), from sequor (to follow).


secondo (feminine seconda, masculine plural secondi, feminine plural seconde)

  1. (before the noun) second
  2. (in names of monarchs and popes, after the name) the second


secondo m (plural secondi)

  1. second (unit of time)
  2. second (in boxing or duelling)
  3. second mate, executive officer (in the navy)
  4. main course (of a meal)
  5. latter (relating to or being the second of two items)
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin secundum (after, behind, according to, preposition and adverb).



  1. according to, as per, per
    Secondo me, …In my opinion … (literally, “According to me”)
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