adagietto

1 of 2

noun

ada·​giet·​to
ə-ˌdä-jē-ˈe-(ˌ)tō,
ä-,
-zhē-,
ˌa-də-ˈje-
plural -s
: a short adagio

adagietto

2 of 2

adverb (or adjective)

ada·​giet·​to
ə-ˌdä-jē-ˈe-(ˌ)tō,
ä-,
-zhē-,
ˌa-də-ˈje-
: less slow than adagio
used as a direction in music

Word History

Etymology

Noun

Italian, diminutive of adagio

Adverb (or adjective)

Italian, from adagietto, noun

First Known Use

Noun

1852, in the meaning defined above

Adverb (or Adjective)

1841, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of adagietto was in 1841

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“Adagietto.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adagietto. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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