agog·​ics | \ə-ˈgä-jiks, -ˈgō-giks\

Definition of agogics 

1 : the musical theory that rhetorical emphasis involves not only dynamic stress but also the emphasis implied in the greater relative length of the tones to be emphasized — compare rubato

2 : the quantitative aspect of musical nuances involving all variations from the rigid basic meter (as of retard, pause, accelerando)

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First Known Use of agogics

1893, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for agogics

German agogik, from Greek agōgē + German -ik -ics

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