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scherzando

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

Definition of scherzando

: in sportive manner : playfully used as a direction in music indicating style and tempo
  • allegretto scherzando

Origin and Etymology 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


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scherzando

noun

Definition of scherzando

plural scherzandos
: a passage or movement in scherzando style

First Known Use of scherzando

circa 1876

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