ago·​ge | \ ə-ˈgō-jē, -ˈgō-gē, ˌä-gō-ˈgā \
plural -s

Definition of agoge

Greek music
: rate of speed : tempo

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First Known Use of agoge

circa 1771, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for agoge

Greek agōgē, literally, act of carrying away, from agein to lead

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“Agoge.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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