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ADAGIO

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does adagio mean? 

ADAGIO (noun)
  The noun ADAGIO has 2 senses:

1. (music) a composition played in adagio tempo (slowly and gracefully)
2. a slow section of a pas de deux requiring great skill and strength by the dancers

  Familiarity information: ADAGIO used as a noun is rare.


ADAGIO (adjective)
  The adjective ADAGIO has 1 sense:

1. (of tempo) leisurely

  Familiarity information: ADAGIO used as an adjective is very rare.


ADAGIO (adverb)
  The adverb ADAGIO has 1 sense:

1. slowly

  Familiarity information: ADAGIO used as an adverb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ADAGIO (noun)


Sense 1adagio [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

they played the adagio too quickly

Hypernyms ("adagio" is a kind of...):

composition; musical composition; opus; piece; piece of music (a musical work that has been created)

musical passage; passage (a short section of a musical composition)

Domain category:

music (an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner)


Sense 2adagio [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("adagio" is a kind of...):

dance; dancing; saltation; terpsichore (taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music)

Holonyms ("adagio" is a part of...):

duet; pas de deux ((ballet) a dance for two people (usually a ballerina and a danseur noble))


ADAGIO (adjective)


Sense 1adagio [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(of tempo) leisurely

Similar:

slow (at a slow tempo)


ADAGIO (adverb)


Sense 1adagio [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Slowly

Context example:

here you must play adagio

Domain category:

music (an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner)

Pertainym:

adagio ((of tempo) leisurely)


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