Definition of adagio
What is the definition of "adagio"?
1. Music In a slow tempo, usually considered to be slower than andante but faster than larghetto. Used chiefly as a direction.
1. Music A slow passage, movement, or work, especially one using adagio as the direction.
2. A section of a pas de deux in which the ballerina and her partner perform steps requiring lyricism and great skill in lifting, balancing, and turning.
Use "adagio" in a sentence
"I love Mahler but the adagio from the 5th symphony is used ad nauseum and sentimentally, almost in a Max Steiner Warner."
"(Soundbite of "Adagio for Strings) SIMON: The adagio is the second movement of Samuel Barber's" String Quartet, "the rest of that work having receded almost behind the power of the adagio."
": All-Parish Spelling Bee winner correctly spells 'adagio'"
Words like "adagio" (synonyms)
How to Say "adagio" in:
- Spanish: adagio
- German: adagio
- French: adagio
- Mandarin: adagio
- Japanese: adagio
Words Like adagio
NEARBY & RELATED ENTRIES
- musical passage
- musical composition
- piece of music