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Apr 11, 2018
This week’s theme
Words with odd pronunciations

This week’s words
ceilidh
sophrosyne
segue
hors d'oeuvre
halfpenny

segue
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segue

PRONUNCIATION:
(SEG-way, SAY-gway)

MEANING:
verb intr.: To make a smooth transition from one section or topic to another, in conversation, music, film. etc.
noun: A smooth transition from one section or topic to another.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Italian segue (there follows), third-person singular present of seguire (to follow), from Latin sequi (to follow). Ultimately from the Indo-European root sekw- (to follow), which also gave us sect, sequel, sue, suit, suite, execute, and society. Earliest documented use: 1740.

USAGE:
“Mum had this remarkable ability to segue from handball to Mark Twain.”
Robyn Doreian; What I Know About Women; Sun Herald (Sydney, Australia); Mar 11, 2018.

See more usage examples of segue in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
A conservative is one who admires radicals centuries after they're dead. -Leo Rosten, author (11 Apr 1908-1997)

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