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parlando

[pahr-lahn-doh] /pɑrˈlɑn doʊ/
adjective, Music.
1.
sung or played as though speaking or reciting (a musical direction).
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; < Italian, present participle of parlare to speak; see parle
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British Dictionary definitions for parlando

parlando

/pɑːˈlændəʊ/
adjective, adverb
1.
(music) to be performed as though speaking
Word Origin
Italian: speaking, from parlare to speak
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