Spianato

Even, smooth

"Spianato" is an Italian term that translates to "even" or "smooth" in English, conveying the meanings of "leveling" or "smoothness".

In music, "spianato" is used to describe a style or character that is smooth, even, and flowing.

In other words, when encountering "spianato" in the context of music, performers should aim to create a musical performance that is characterized by a smooth and level quality, allowing the audience to experience a musical ambiance that reflects the even and flowing nature of the piece being played.

Example of Spianato

Kate Liu – Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante in E flat major Op. 22 (second stage)