segue (n.)

1740, an instruction in musical scores, from Italian segue, "now follows," a direction to play into the following movement without a break; third person singular of seguire "to follow," from Latin sequi "to follow" (from PIE root *sekw- (1) "to follow").

The extended noun sense of "transition without a break" is from 1937; the verb in this sense is recorded by 1958.

updated on April 15, 2022