scherzando


1scher·zan·do

adverb or adjective \skert-ˈsän-(ˌ)dō\

Definition of SCHERZANDO

:  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

2scherzando

noun
plural scherzandos

Definition of SCHERZANDO

:  a passage or movement in scherzando style

First Known Use of SCHERZANDO

circa 1876

Rhymes with SCHERZANDO

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