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Word of the Day - for Toastmasters everywhere
Tuesday 28th November 2023
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segue (verb) SEGG-way

Play a second piece of music after the first without pausing; make a smooth transition from one subject to another in discussion.

Cunningham's conversation, too, glides effortlessly, energetically, from subject to subject. "I love a segue," he says.

Anita Sethi, Guardian, 25 October 2005, Guardian
interviewing Michael Cunningham about his novel Specimen Days. Amazon

Dinner might start with a chilled Bellini cocktail, then segue into beef filet with potato purée studded with truffles — a dish that works well with the airline’s favorite Bordeaux.

Kim Severson, The New York Times, 16 April 2007.
New York Times

Since there really isn't any tasteful way to segue from Lear to the great poet of the Holocaust, Paul Celan, I shan't try.

Adam Newey, New Statesman, 17 December 2001, New Statesman
reviewing Germain Greer's (editor) Lines of Life: 101 Poems by 101 Women. Amazon

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