Origin of parlandoIt, speaking ; from parlare, speak
Origin of parlandoItalian, present participle of parlare, to speak, from Vulgar Latin *paraulare; see parley.
- (music) A piece of music to be sung or played in the style of a recitative.
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Italian parlando (“saying")