Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb & adjective To be sung in a style suggestive of speech. Used chiefly as a direction.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In music, noting a passage or a style of singing in which there is some approach to declamation or recitative, involving specially careful enunciation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • (Mus.) Speaking; in a speaking or declamatory manner; to be sung or played in the style of a recitative.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun music A piece of music to be sung or played in the style of a recitative.

Etymologies

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

[Italian, present participle of parlare, to speak, from Vulgar Latin *paraulāre; see parley.]

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Italian parlando ("saying")

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