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Meaning of ADAGIO

Pronunciation:  u'dâjow

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a musical composition played in adagio tempo (slowly and gracefully)
  2. [adv]  (music) slowly; "here you must play adagio"
  3. [adj]  (of tempo) leisurely
 

ADAGIO is a 6 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: slow
 
 See Also: composition, musical composition, musical passage, opus, passage, piece, piece of music

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \A*da"gio\, a. & adv. [It. adagio; ad (L. ad) at + agio
    convenience, leisure, ease. See {Agio}.] (Mus.)
    Slow; slowly, leisurely, and gracefully. When repeated,
    adagio, adagio, it directs the movement to be very slow.
    
    
  2. \A*da"gio\, n.
    A piece of music in adagio time; a slow movement; as, an
    adagio of Haydn.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: a poco, adagietto, allargando, allegretto, allegro, andante, andantino, calando, crescendo, decrescendo, diminuendo, forte, fortissimo, larghetto, larghissimo, largo, legato, lento, marcando, pianissimo, piano, pizzicato, prestissimo, presto, rallentando, ritardando, ritenuto, scherzando, scherzo, spiccato, staccato, stretto
 

 

 

 

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