What does Adagio mean?

Adagio meaning in General Dictionary

an item of music in adagio time a slow movement as an adagio of Haydn

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  • Slow gradually leisurely and gracefully whenever repeated adagio adagio it directs the activity to be extremely slow
  • (of tempo) leisurely
  • gradually
  • (songs) a composition played in adagio tempo (gradually and gracefully)
  • a slow part of a pas de deux calling for great skill and power because of the dancers
  • Slow; slowly, leisurely, and gracefully. Whenever duplicated, adagio, adagio, it directs the action to be very slow.
  • an item of music in adagio time; a slow motion; since, an adagio of Haydn.

Adagio meaning in Urban Dictionary

music Definition: to try out gradually and with feeling.Name Meaning: "Loving"


Adagio meaning in Etymology Dictionary

c.1746, in songs, "slowly, leisurely and gracefully," Italian, from advertising agio, from advertisement "to, at" (see ad-) + agio "leisure," from Vulgar Latin adiacens, current participle of adiacere "to lie at, to lay near" (compare adjacent). In noun sense of "a slow action," first attested 1784.


Adagio - German to English

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Adagio meaning in General Dictionary

(a. & adv.) Slow; gradually, leisurely, and gracefully. When duplicated, adagio, adagio, it directs the movement becoming really sluggish.

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  • (letter.) A piece of music in adagio time; a slow motion; since, an adagio of Haydn.