Definitions for adagioəˈdɑ dʒoʊ, -ʒiˌoʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

a•da•gioəˈdɑ dʒoʊ, -ʒiˌoʊ(adv.; adj.; n.)(pl.)-gios.

  1. (adv.)Music. in a leisurely manner; slowly.

    Category: Music and Dance

  2. (adj.)Music. slow.

    Category: Music and Dance

  3. (n.)an adagio movement or piece of music.

    Category: Music and Dance

  4. a technically demanding ballet movement danced by a man and woman or by a mixed trio.

    Category: Music and Dance

Origin of adagio:

1740–50; < It, for ad agio at ease; agio < OPr ais or OF aise (see ease )

Princeton's WordNet

  1. adagio(noun)

    (music) a composition played in adagio tempo (slowly and gracefully)

    "they played the adagio too quickly"

  2. adagio(adj)

    a slow section of a pas de deux requiring great skill and strength by the dancers

  3. adagio(adverb)

    (of tempo) leisurely

  4. adagio(adverb)

    slowly

    "here you must play adagio"

Wiktionary

  1. adagio(Noun)

    A tempo mark directing that a passage is to be played rather slowly, leisurely and gracefully.

  2. adagio(Noun)

    A passage having this mark.

  3. adagio(Noun)

    A male-female duet or mixed trio ballet displaying demanding balance, spins and/or lifts.

  4. adagio(Adverb)

    Played rather slowly.

  5. adagio(Adjective)

    Describing a passage having this mark.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Adagio

    slow; slowly, leisurely, and gracefully. When repeated, adagio, adagio, it directs the movement to be very slow

  2. Adagio(noun)

    a piece of music in adagio time; a slow movement; as, an adagio of Haydn

Freebase

  1. Adagio

    Adagio is a French progressive metal band formed in 2001 by guitarist Stephan Forté. Adagio's music is known by its technical precision and dark orchestration. Adagio keeps unqiue complex lead workings which are complimented with a powerful and driving rhythm section. Since their third studio album Dominate, Adagio has evolved their sound, but still adhering to their trademark elements of virtuosity and massive orchestral influences. However with Dominate, they implemented a heavier sound with traditional death grunts. Archangels in Black was the band's fourth album. The band has stated that the "compositions are the ultimate between melodic and extreme metal, and can be considered as a more brutal version of their second album Underworld. Adagio's fifth studio album is planned to be released in December 2013.

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