An example of to segue is to move from playing one song into another.
intransitive verb-·gued·, -·gue·ing
Origin of segueIt, 3d person; personal (grammar) singular , present tense indicative , of seguire, to follow from Vulgar Latin sequere, for Classical Latin sequi: see sequent
intransitive verbse·gued, se·gue·ing, se·gues
- Music To make a transition directly from one section or theme to another.
- To move smoothly and unhesitatingly from one state, condition, situation, or element to another: “Daylight segued into dusk” ( Susan Dworski )
Origin of segueFrom Italian there follows third-person sing. present tense of seguire to follow from Vulgar Latin sequere from Latin sequī ; see sekw-1 in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present segues, present participle segueing, simple past and past participle segued)
- To move smoothly from one state or subject to another.
- I can tell she's going to segue from our conversation about school to the topic of marriage.
- (music) To make a smooth transition from one theme to another.
- Beethoven's symphonies effortlessly segue from one theme to the next.
- (of a disk jockey) To play a sequence of records with no talk between them.
- An instance of segueing, a transition.