an item of music in adagio time a slow movement as an adagio of Haydn
- Slow gradually leisurely and gracefully whenever repeated adagio adagio it directs the activity to be extremely slow
- (of tempo) leisurely
- (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.
music Definition: to try out gradually and with feeling.Name Meaning: "Loving"
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.
(a. & adv.) Slow; gradually, leisurely, and gracefully. When duplicated, adagio, adagio, it directs the movement becoming really sluggish.
- (letter.) A piece of music in adagio time; a slow motion; since, an adagio of Haydn.