adagio


1ada·gio

adverb or adjective \ə-ˈdä-j(ē-ˌ)ō, ä-, -zh(ē-ˌ)ō\

: in a slow manner

Full Definition of ADAGIO

:  at a slow tempo —used chiefly as a direction in music

Origin of ADAGIO

Italian, from ad to + agio ease
First Known Use: 1683

Other Music Terms

cacophony, chorister, concerto, counterpoint, madrigal, obbligato, presto, presto, refrain, riff, segue

2adagio

noun

: a piece of music that is played or performed slowly and gracefully

plural adagios

Full Definition of ADAGIO

1
:  a musical composition or movement in adagio tempo
2
:  a ballet duet by a man and woman or a mixed trio displaying difficult feats of balance, lifting, or spinning

First Known Use of ADAGIO

1699

Other Music Terms

cacophony, chorister, concerto, counterpoint, madrigal, obbligato, presto, presto, refrain, riff, segue

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