Definitions

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

  • adverb & adjective In a light playful manner. Used chiefly as a direction.
  • noun A scherzando passage.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

  • adverb (Mus.) In a playful or sportive manner.

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

  • adverb music In a playful or sportive manner.

Etymologies

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

[Italian, gerund of scherzare, to joke, from Old Italian; see scherzo.]

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