Definition of parlando
: 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 1854See Words from the same year
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up parlando? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).