parlando

adjective
par·​lan·​do | \ pär-ˈlän-(ˌ)dō How to pronounce parlando (audio) \
variants: or parlante \ pär-​ˈlän-​(ˌ)tā How to pronounce parlando (audio) \

Definition of parlando

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

First Known Use of parlando

circa 1854, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for parlando

parlando borrowed from Italian, gerund of parlare "to speak," going back to early Medieval Latin parabolāre; parlante borrowed from Italian, "speaking," derivative (originally present participle) of parlare — more at parley entry 2

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The first known use of parlando was circa 1854

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“Parlando.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parlando. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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