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sempre

[sem-prey; Italian sem-pre] /ˈsɛm preɪ; Italian ˈsɛm prɛ/
adverb, (used in musical directions)
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; < Italian: always < Latin semper
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sempre

/ˈsɛmprɪ/
adverb
1.
(music) (preceding a tempo or dynamic marking) always; consistently. It is used to indicate that a specified volume, tempo, etc, is to be sustained throughout a piece or passage
Word Origin
Italian: always, from Latin semper
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