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Definition of the adjective Adagietto

What does Adagietto mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. [music] describing a passage having this mark

Definition of the adverb Adagietto

What does Adagietto mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. [music] more lighthearted than adagio

Definition of the noun Adagietto

What does Adagietto mean as a name of something?


  1. [music] A tempo mark directing that a passage is to be played more lighthearted than adagio
  2. [music] A passage having this mark


  1. "Adagietto" is a composition.
  2. "Adagietto" is a musical album of Gustav Mahler.
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Google previewClassical Music Insights (2011)

Understanding and Enjoying Great Music by Betsy Schwarm

The famed fourth movement Adagietto is a gentle break from the action, with a lyrical, love-scene like attitude. By the Symphony's end, one feels sure the young hero has triumphed, for the final movement opens cheerfully, and then builds to a ...

Google previewAfter the Rite (2014)

Stravinsky's Path to Neoclassicism (1914-1925) by Maureen A. Carr

Translation by Marica Tacconi: “The Adagietto is a page about which Stravinsky said to have composed a 'Beethoven frisé';.” 24 Igor Stravinsky, “On Beethoven's Piano Sonatas,” in Themes and Conclusions (London and New York: Faber and ...

Google previewDeaths in Venice (2013)

The Cases of Gustav von Aschenbach by Philip Kitcher

Of course, in the context of the whole Fifth symphony this is eminently comprehensible, since the Adagietto is a prelude intended to flow seamlessly into the Finale that follows it. Hence Mitchell's emphasis on not viewing the Adagietto as a ...

Google previewEncyclopaedic Dictionary of Music (2005)

Adagissimo, Adagietto, Adagio (Italian) : Slow, although adagietto is generally less slower than adagio which is less slow than adagissimo Adamo : Nigerian talking drum Adaptive delta modulation (ADM) : A variation of delta modulation in ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Music (2013)

by Michael Kennedy, Tim Rutherford-Johnson, Joyce Kennedy

adagietto A short adagio composition. A famous example is the adagietto for str and hp, the 4th movt of Mahler's Sym.

Google previewCirone's Pocket Dictionary of Foreign Musical Terms (2008)

by Anthony J. Cirone

Adagissimo Slower than Adagio Adagio Slowly, softly, peacefully Adagietto Slightly faster than Adagio: The diminutive, less slow — therefore faster. Lentissimo Slower than Lento Lento Slowly, but not dragging: Faster than Adagio , this tempo ...

Google previewDictionary of Foreign Words and Phrases (1950)

by Ph. D Newmark

See Anno Domini adagietto. A tempo slower than adagio; a short composition in adagio tempo [It] adagio. A slow tempo, slower than andante, but not so slow as largo; ...

Google previewThe NPR Listener's Encyclopedia of Classical Music (2006)

by Theodore Libbey

Mahler □ from the funereal weight and violence of the first two movements, through the dreamlike digressions of the Scherzo and the yearning of the well- known Adagietto, to the almost giddy optimism of the finale Q — is intensely subjective ...

Google previewThe Berklee Contemporary Dictionary of Music (2015)

by Kari Juusela

adagietto [It.]. A bit faster than adagio. adagio [It.]. Slowly. ADAT. Alesis digital audio tape, a magnetic tape that records ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Humor Studies (2014)

by Salvatore Attardo

may be followed by a movement marked adagio or andante (or better still adagietto), to come to a climax in an allegro vivace or ...

Google previewThe Pianist's Dictionary (2004)

by Maurice Hinson

adagietto (It.). Slightly faster than adagio, of which term it is the diminutive. adagio (It.). At ease, leisurely; slowly with great expression. "To play ...

Google previewMini Music Guides: Dictionary of Music (2013)

All the Essential Terms, Composers, and Theory in an Easy-to-Follow Format! by L. C. Harnsberger

adagietto (It., ah-dah-JET-toh): A tempo slightly faster than adagio. adagio (It., ah-DAH-joh): A slow tempo which is faster ...

Google previewElson's Pocket Music Dictionary (1909)

The Important Terms Used in Music with Pronunciation and Concise Definition, Together with the Elements of Notation and a Biographical List of Over Five Hundred Noted Names in Music by Louis Charles Elson

Adagietto — Slightly faster than Adagio, of which term it is the diminutive.

Google previewEssential Dictionary of Music : Definiti (1996)

by Lindsey C. Harnsberger

adagietto IIt , ah-dah-lET-toh): A tempo slightly faster ...

Google previewModern Music and Musicians: The great composers, part 2. Critical and biographical sketches on modern music ; Pronouncing dictionary of musical terms ; Biographical dictionary of musicians (1918)

Adagietto (It.) (a-da-jee-et-to). Diminutive of Adagio; not so slow as Adagio. Adagio (It) (a-da'-jee-o). Slowly; also a name given to a movement written in that time.

Google previewAdams' New Musical Dictionary (1865)

Of Fifteen Thousand Technical Words, Phrases, Abbreviations, Initials, and Signs, Employed in Musical and Rhythmical Art and Science, in Nearly Fifty Ancient and Modern Languages

Adagietto. (Ita.) Somewhat adagio. Adagio. (Ita. Ger. and Fre.) The second degree, from slow to quick; noting a performance not only slow, but graceful and embellished; tender and plaintive in style. Adagio-Adagio. (Ita.) A double retardation of ...

Google previewEssential Dictionary of Music (2005)

The Most Practical and Useful Music Dictionary for Students and Professionals by L. C. Harnsberger

adagietto (It., ah-dah-JET-toh): A tempo ...

Google previewBuck's New and Complete Dictionary of Musical Terms (1873)

by Dudley Buck

Adagietto. (Ita.) Somewhat adagio. l/ Adagio. (Ita.) The second degree, from slow to quick ; noting a performance not only slow, but ...

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Adagietto Meaning

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Scrabble value of A1D2A1G2I1E1T1T1O1

The value of this 9-letter word is 11 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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