Definition of quasi parlando in English:

quasi parlando

adverb

Music
  • As a musical direction: as if speaking.

adjective

Music
  • Frequently with hyphen. Of or relating to music sung quasi parlando.

noun

Music
  • Frequently with hyphen. A style of singing creating the effect of speech.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Musical Times. From Italian quasi parlando from quasi + parlando.

Pronunciation

quasi parlando

/ˈkwɑːzi pɑːˈlandəʊ/