Word + Quiz: segue

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Word + Quiz: segue

noun: the introductory section of a story

verb: the act of changing smoothly from one state or situation to another

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The word segue has appeared in 92 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on April 19 in “Juice WRLD, the Young Rapper, Confronts Death at a Brooklyn Cemetery” by Ben Detrick:

A detour at a Victorian cemetery seemed an appropriate setting for a fast-rising star with goth-leaning inclinations in both his music and style. “It’s an interesting subject,” Juice WRLD said of death. “It’s an enigma.”

…The atmospherics at Green-Wood were an easy segue into discussing the morbid bent of his music.

“I talk about stuff like that because those are subjects that people are a) too scared to touch on, or b) don’t do it the right way where people can learn from your mistakes,” he said. “I cherish every mini-second of this life.”

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