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a·da·gio

 (ə-dä′jō, -jē-ō′, -zhō, -zhē-ō)
adv. & adj. Music
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.
2.
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.

[Italian : ad-, at (from Latin; see ad-) + agio, ease (from Old Provençal aize; akin to Old French aise; see ease).]

adagio

(əˈdɑːdʒɪˌəʊ; Italian aˈdadʒo) music
adj, adv
(Classical Music) (to be performed) slowly
n, pl -gios
1. (Classical Music) a movement or piece to be performed slowly
2. (Ballet) ballet a slow section of a pas de deux
[C18: Italian, from ad at + agio ease]

a•da•gio

(əˈdɑ dʒoʊ, -ʒiˌoʊ)

adv., adj., n., pl. -gios. adv.
1. Music. in a leisurely manner; slowly.
adj.
2. Music. slow.
n.
3. an adagio movement or piece of music.
4. a technically demanding ballet movement danced by a man and woman or by a mixed trio.
[1740–50; < Italian, for ad agio at ease; agio < Old Provençal ais or Old French aise (see ease)]

adagio

slower pace
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.adagio - (music) a composition played in adagio tempo (slowly and gracefully)adagio - (music) a composition played in adagio tempo (slowly and gracefully); "they played the adagio too quickly"
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
musical composition, opus, piece of music, composition, piece - a musical work that has been created; "the composition is written in four movements"
musical passage, passage - a short section of a musical composition
2.adagio - a slow section of a pas de deux requiring great skill and strength by the dancersadagio - a slow section of a pas de deux requiring great skill and strength by the dancers
dancing, terpsichore, dance, saltation - taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music
pas de deux, duet - (ballet) a dance for two people (usually a ballerina and a danseur noble)
Adj.1.adagio - (of tempo) leisurelyadagio - (of tempo) leisurely      
slow - at a slow tempo; "the band played a slow waltz"
Adv.1.adagio - slowlyadagio - slowly; "here you must play adagio"
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
Translations
adagio

adagio

[əˈdɑːdʒɪəʊ] Nadagio m

adagio

[əˈdɑːdʒiəʊ] (MUSIC)
advadagio
n (= piece of music) → adagio m

adagio

advadagio
nAdagio nt
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