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Adjective: adagio  u'daa-j(ee-)ow or u'daa-zhee-ow
  1. (of tempo) leisurely
Noun: adagio  u'daa-j(ee-)ow or u'daa-zhee-ow
  1. (music) a composition played in adagio tempo (slowly and gracefully)
    "they played the adagio too quickly"
     
  2. A slow section of a pas de deux requiring great skill and strength by the dancers
Adverb: adagio  u'daa-j(ee-)ow or u'daa-zhee-ow
  1. (music) slowly
    "here you must play adagio"

Derived forms: adagios

See also: slow

Type of: composition, dance, dancing, musical composition, musical passage, opus, passage, piece, piece of music, saltation, terpsichore

Part of: duet, pas de deux

Encyclopedia: Adagio