Adagio

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English

Etymology

Italian

Noun

Adagio (plural Adagios)
  1. (music) A tempo mark directing that a passage is to be played rather slowly, leisurely and gracefully
  2. (music) A passage having this mark
  3. (dance) A male-female duet or mixed trio ballet displaying demanding balance, spins and/or lifts

Adverb

adagio

  1. (music) played rather slowly

Adjective

adagio

  1. (music) describing a passage having this mark

Usage notes

  • When repeated as "adagio, adagio" means even slower

Thesaurus

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


Dutch

Etymology 1

From Latin adagium

Noun

Adagio n. (plural adagio's)

  1. adage

Synonyms

Etymology 2

From Italian

Noun

Adagio n. (plural adagio's)

  1. (music, dance) adagio

Adverb

Adagio

  1. (music) adagio

Adjective

Adagio (not comparable)

  1. (music) describing a passage having this mark

References

  • M. J. Koenen & J. Endepols, Verklarend Handwoordenboek der Nederlandse Taal (tevens Vreemde-woordentolk), Groningen, Wolters-Noordhoff, 1969 (26th edition) [Dutch dictionary in Dutch]

French

Pronunciation

Adverb

Adagio

  1. (music) adagio

Noun

Adagio m. (plural Adagios)

  1. (music) adagio

Italian

Etymology 1

ad agio "at ease"

Adverb

adagio

  1. slowly

Noun

adagio m. (plural adagi)

  1. (music) adagio

Verb

adagio

  1. first-person singular present indicative of adagiare

Etymology 2

From Latin adagium

Noun

adagio m. (plural adagi)

  1. proverb, adage or saying

Latin

Noun

adagiō

  1. dative singular of adagium
  2. ablative singular of adagium

Spanish

Etymology 1

Italian.

Adverb

Adagio

  1. (music) adagio

Noun

  1. (music) adagio

Etymology 2

Latin adagium.

Noun

  1. adage (old saying)

Swedish

Adverb

Adagio

  1. (music) adagio, slowly

Noun

Adagio n.

  1. (music) an adagio, a slow part

Declension

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