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English adjective: adagio

1. adagio (of tempo) leisurely


Similarslow


Antonymsfast


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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