Origin and Etymology of scherzando
Italian, from verbal of scherzare to joke, of Germanic origin; akin to Middle High German scherzen to leap for joy, joke; perhaps akin to Greek skairein to gambol
First Known Use: circa 1811
Definition of scherzando
: a passage or movement in scherzando style
First Known Use of scherzando
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