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scherzando

[ skert-sahn-doh, -san- ]
/ skɛrtˈsɑn doʊ, -ˈsæn- /
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adjective
(a musical direction) playful; sportive.
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Origin of scherzando

1805–15; <Italian, gerund of scherzare to joke; see scherzo
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British Dictionary definitions for scherzando

scherzando
/ (skɛəˈtsændəʊ) music /

adjective, adverb
to be performed in a light-hearted manner
noun plural -di (-diː) or -dos
a movement, passage, etc, directed to be performed in this way

Word Origin for scherzando

Italian, literally: joking. See scherzo
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