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scherzando

play
adverb or adjective scher·zan·do \skert-ˈsän-(ˌ)dō\

Definition of scherzando

  1. :  in sportive manner :  playfully —used as a direction in music indicating style and tempo <allegretto scherzando>



Origin 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


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scherzando

noun scher·zan·do

Definition of scherzando

plural scherzandos

  1. :  a passage or movement in scherzando style



Circa 1876

First Known Use of scherzando

circa 1876

Rhymes with scherzando


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