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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Origin and Etymology of agogics
German agogik, from Greek agōgē + German -ik -ics
First Known Use: 1893See Words from the same year
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