Definition of Adagio in English :

Define Adagio in English

Adagio meaning in English

Meaning of Adagio in English

Pronunciation of Adagio in English

Adagio pronunciation in English

Pronounce Adagio in English


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1. adagio

(music) a composition played in adagio tempo (slowly and gracefully)

Example Sentences:
'they played the adagio too quickly'

2. adagio

a slow section of a pas de deux requiring great skill and strength by the dancers


3. adagio

(of tempo) leisurely


4. adagio


Example Sentences:
'here you must play adagio'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of adagio
adjective, adverb
(to be performed) slowly
noun plural -gios
a movement or piece to be performed slowly
3. ballet
a slow section of a pas de deux

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adjective, adverb
(in a) slow and leisurely (manner)
often used as a musical direction
nounWord forms: plural aˈdagios
an adagio movement or passage
a slow ballet dance, esp. the main section of a pas de deux, requiring skillful partnering and balancing

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adv. & adj.
In a slow tempo, usually considered to be slower than andante but faster than larghetto. Used chiefly as a direction.
n. pl. a·da·gios
1. Music A slow passage, movement, or work, especially one using adagio as the direction.
a. A section of a pas de deux in which the ballerina and her partner perform steps requiring lyricism and great skill in lifting, balancing, and turning.
b. A succession of slow, fluid movements performed as an exercise in ballet.

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