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adagio

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

Definition of adagio

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

Origin and Etymology of adagio

Italian, from ad to + agio ease


First Known Use: 1680


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adagio

noun ada·gio

Definition of adagio

plural

adagios

  1. 1 :  a musical composition or movement in adagio tempo

  2. 2 :  a ballet duet by a man and woman or a mixed trio displaying difficult feats of balance, lifting, or spinning

1683

First Known Use of adagio

1683


ADAGIO Defined for English Language Learners

adagio

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adverb

Definition of adagio for English Language Learners

  • : in a slow manner

adagio

noun

Definition of adagio for English Language Learners

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


Learn More about adagio

  1. Spanish Central: Translation of adagio


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