Parlando

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a. & adv Parlando (Mus) Speaking; in a speaking or declamatory manner; to be sung or played in the style of a recitative.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • parlando In 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.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj., adv Parlando declamatory in style: in recitative
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Usage

In poetry:

E dal bigiastro ciel, parlando ai fiori,
Disse una voce: "Cosi` vuole Iddio!
"Voi dovete morire!--Addio colori!
"Olenti effluvii, addio!"
"Circolo" by Ferdinando Fontana