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Definition of "segue" [segue]

  • Music To make a transition directly from one section or theme to another. (verb-intransitive)
  • To move smoothly and unhesitatingly from one state, condition, situation, or element to another: "Daylight segued into dusk” ( Susan Dworski). (verb-intransitive)
  • An act or instance of segueing. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "segue" in a sentence
  • "Last night we watched Star Trek: Nemesis (look, just because the segue is invisible doesn't mean it's not there, all right?), and the thing that just baffled me was that the guy they had playing the younger clone of Jean-Luc Picard sounded nothing like Patrick Stewart."
  • "It was a bit of a segue from the biblical relics and arcane artifacts of what made it great before."
  • "So I just wanted to make sure: did the canned musical accompaniment to the fireworks really segue from the usual unmitigated country-pop crap to a somewhat clumsy edit of Pavarotti singing "Nessun dorma," and then to the finale of Mahler 1?"