adjective par·lan·do \pär-ˈlän-(ˌ)dō\
variants: or


play \-(ˌ)tā\

Definition of parlando

  1. :  delivered or performed in a style suggestive of speech —used as a direction in music

Origin and Etymology of parlando

parlando from Italian, verbal of parlare to speak, from Medieval Latin parabolare; parlante from Italian, present participle of parlare

First Known Use: circa 1854

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