sempre

sempre

[sem-prey; Italian sem-pre]
adverb (used in musical directions)

Origin:
1885–90; < Italian: always < Latin semper

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sempre (ˈsɛmprɪ)
 
adv
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
 
[Italian: always, from Latin semper]

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