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English adjective: adagio

1. adagio (of tempo) leisurely



English noun: adagio

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

SamplesThey played the adagio too quickly.

Broader (hypernym)composition, musical composition, musical passage, opus, passage, piece, piece of music

Domain categorymusic

2. adagio (act) a slow section of a pas de deux requiring great skill and strength by the dancers

Broader (hypernym)dance, dancing, saltation, terpsichore

Part meronymduet, pas de deux

English adverb: adagio

1. adagio slowly

SamplesHere you must play adagio.

Domain categorymusic

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