Definitions for segueˈseɪ gweɪ, ˈsɛg weɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

se•gueˈseɪ gweɪ, ˈsɛg weɪ(v.; n.)-gued, -gue•ing

  1. (v.i.)to continue at once with the next musical section (used as a musical direction).

    Category: Music and Dance

  2. to perform in the manner of the preceding section (used as a musical direction).

    Category: Music and Dance

  3. to make a smooth transition from one item or topic to another.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  4. (n.)an uninterrupted transition made between one musical section or composition and another.

    Category: Music and Dance

Origin of segue:

1850–55; < It: (it) follows, 3rd pers. sing. pres. indic. of seguire蠐 L sequī to follow. Cf. sue

Princeton's WordNet

  1. segue(verb)

    the act of changing smoothly from one state or situation to another

  2. segue(verb)

    proceed without interruption; in music or talk

    "He segued into another discourse"


  1. segue(Noun)

    An instance of segueing, a transition.

  2. segue(Verb)

    To move smoothly from one state or subject to another.

    I can tell she's going to segue from our conversation about school to the topic of marriage.

  3. segue(Verb)

    To make a smooth transition from one theme to another.

    Beethoven's symphonies effortlessly segue from one theme to the next.

  4. segue(Verb)

    To play a sequence of records with no talk between them.

  5. Origin: From seguire, "to follow", from Latin sequi; originally a musical term.


  1. Segue

    A segue is a smooth transition from one topic or section to the next. The term is derived from Italian segue, "it follows"; the pronunciation in English differs from the original Italian pronunciation.


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