parlando

[ pahr-lahn-doh ]
/ pɑrˈlɑn doʊ /
|

adjective Music.

sung or played as though speaking or reciting (a musical direction).

Origin of parlando

1875–80; < Italian, present participle of parlare to speak; see parle
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for parlando

British Dictionary definitions for parlando

parlando

/ (pɑːˈlændəʊ) /

adjective, adverb

music to be performed as though speaking

Word Origin for parlando

Italian: speaking, from parlare to speak
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012