Adagio - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈdɑːdʒioʊ|  American pronunciation of the word adagio
Brit.  |əˈdɑː(d)ʒɪəʊ|  British pronunciation of the word adagio

noun

- (music) a composition played in adagio tempo (slowly and gracefully)
- a slow section of a pas de deux requiring great skill and strength by the dancers

adverb

- slowly

adjective

- (of tempo) leisurely

Examples

they played the adagio too quickly

The adagio transitioned into an allegro

Word forms

noun
singular: adagio
plural: adagios
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