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parlando

[ pahr-lahn-doh ]
/ pɑrˈlɑn doʊ /
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adjective Music.
sung or played as though speaking or reciting (a musical direction).
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Origin of parlando

1875–80; <Italian, present participle of parlare to speak; see parle

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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
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