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n. pl. pri·mi (-mē) also pri·mos (-mōz) Music
The principal part in a duet or ensemble composition.
1. First.
2. Slang
a. Exceptionally good of its kind; first-class.
b. Highly or most valuable.

[Italian, from Old Italian, first, from Latin prīmus; see per in Indo-European roots.]
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n, pl -mos or -mi (-mɪ)
1. (Music, other) music the upper or right-hand part in a piano duet. Compare secondo
2. (Classical Music) Also: primo tempo at the same speed as at the beginning of the piece
[Italian: first, from Latin prīmus]
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(ˈpri moʊ)
n., pl. -mos,
adv., adj. n.
1. the first or principal part in a musical ensemble.
2. first of all; first.
adj. Slang.
3. top-rated; first-class.
4. most valuable or essential.
[1785–95; < Italian: literally, first < Latin prīmus. See prime]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.primo - the principal part of a duet (especially a piano duet)primo - the principal part of a duet (especially a piano duet)
part, voice - the melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music; "he tried to sing the tenor part"
duette, duo, duet - a musical composition for two performers
Adj.1.primo - the best of its kind
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
best - (superlative of `good') having the most positive qualities; "the best film of the year"; "the best solution"; "the best time for planting"; "wore his best suit"
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"You are accused before us, primo , of nocturnal disturbance;
So every one is satisfied: primo the priests with whom he allows no one to meddle; segondo, the merchant folk who carry on their trades without fear of the rapiamus of the law that had pressed too heavily on them; tertio, the nobles; for people had fallen into an unfortunate habit of putting them to death, and he puts a stop to this.
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He then reminded himself of his goal tonight - to be able to see Primo.
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