a. & advParlando(Mus) Speaking; in a speaking or declamatory manner; to be sung or played in the style of a recitative.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
parlandoIn music, noting a passage or a style of singing in which there is some approach to declamation or recitative, involving specially careful enunciation. The word is also sometimes used to indicate emphasis upon a particular voice-part or melody as distinguished from accompanying parts.
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
adj., advParlandodeclamatory in style: in recitative
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
E dal bigiastro ciel, parlando ai fiori,
Disse una voce: "Cosi` vuole Iddio!
"Voi dovete morire!--Addio colori!
"Olenti effluvii, addio!"