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English

Etymology

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Noun

Singular
adagio

Plural
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  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

Dutch

Etymology 1

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] adagium n.

Noun

adagio (plural adagio's) n.

  1. adage
Synonyms

Etymology 2

From [[w:Template:lang:it language|Template:lang:it]][[Category:Template:lang:it derivations]]

Noun

adagio (plural adagio's) n.

  1. (music and dance) adagio

Adverb

adagio

  1. (music) played rather slowly

Adjective

adagio

  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]

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 tense of adagiare.

Etymology 2

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] adagium

Noun

adagio m. (plural adagi)

  1. proverb, adage or saying

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