Definition of scherzando in English:

scherzando

Pronunciation /skərtˈsändō/ /skərtˈsɑndoʊ/

adverb

Music
  • (especially as a direction) in a playful manner.

    ‘the bassoon and horns then play scherzando’

adjective

Music
  • Performed in a playful manner.

    ‘the choral piece begins with a spring serenade and moves through a scherzando courtship’

Origin

Italian, literally ‘joking’.

Pronunciation

scherzando

/skərtˈsändō/ /skərtˈsɑndoʊ/