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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. In a light playful manner. Used chiefly as a direction.
  • n. A scherzando passage.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In a playful or sportive manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a playful or sportive manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In music, playful or sportive: noting passages to be so rendered.

Etymologies

Italian, gerund of scherzare, to joke, from Old Italian; see scherzo.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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