Origin of parlando
Examples from the Web for parlando
He tried to imitate ordinary conversational speech with music half sung and half spoken—what came to be called "parlando."How Music Developed|W. J. Henderson
Parlando—well accented or enunciated; applied to melody playing.Music Notation and Terminology|Karl W. Gehrkens
His words are parlando, but the orchestra illumines them with music clear as a calcium light.
Instead of broad, flowing, but intelligible themes, a mongrel breed of recitative and parlando was to take their place.Old Fogy|James Huneker
Tonio comes forward and announces in parlando voice that "the comedy is finished!"