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Definition of the noun adagio

What does adagio mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: adagios

  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

Alternative definition of the noun adagio

noun

  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

Definition of the adjective adagio

What does adagio mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective

  1. (of tempo) leisurely

Alternative definition of the adjective adagio

adjective

  1. [music] describing a passage having this mark

Definition of the adverb adagio

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

adverb

  1. slowly
    • example: here you must play adagio
    • domain: music

Alternative definition of the adverb adagio

adverb

  1. [music] played rather slowly

Groups

  1. Adagio is a French progressive metal band formed in 2000 by guitarist Stephan Forté.
  2. Adagio is a musical group.
    • also known as Adagio Brazil
    • albums: "The Birth of Misery", "Romantic Serenades"
  3. Adagio a.k.a. Adagio! is a New York and Philadelphia based underground hip-hop duo consisting of Big Cousin and Reign Supreme.

There are other groups with in their name, like Adagio Trio.

Music

  1. "Adagio" is a musical album of Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra & Herbert von Karajan.
    • also known as Karajan: Adagio
    • released in (26 years ago)
  2. "Adagio" is the fourth album of Sweetbox and the third album with Jade Villalon as frontwoman. It was released in 2004, in two different versions. One was released in Japan, debuting at #3, and the other was released in Europe, South Korea and Taiwan. The album was heavily inspired by world music, with songs sampling music originating from around the globe. The album also saw a hip-hop influence, furthered by guest vocalist RJ. Many of the songs showcased a far more personal approach from Jade's songwriting, dealing with topics such as spirituality and accepting the death of loved ones.
  3. "Adagio" is a composition.
  4. "Adagio" is the fifth album by Solitude Aeturnus.
  5. "Adagio" is a musical album of Herbert von Karajan, Tomaso Albinoni, Ottorino Respighi, Johann Pachelbel, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra & Luigi Boccherini.
    • released in (42 years ago)
  6. "Adagio" is a composition.

Film

"Adagio" is a 2000 Russian short film.

Miscellanea

Adagio is the performance of partner acrobalance poses and associated movements that involve stationary balances by a pair of performers. It is performed in professional circus, in various dance disciplines including acro dance and ballet, in pair skating, and as a hobby in university circus groups.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Adagio

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Google previewThe American History and Encyclopedia of Music (1908)

by William Lines Hubbard

adagio pesante acutus (ä-ku-tus) Lat. adj. or n. Sharp, acute: one of the seven accents of the Catholic ritual chant. It implied ...

Google previewThe American History and Encyclopedia of Music ... (1910)

by Edward Dickinson, George Whitfield Andrews, Arthur Foote, Janet M. Green, Emil Liebling, Josephine Thrall

adagio pesante acutus (a-ku-tfis) Lat. adj. or n. Sharp, acute: one of the seven accents of the Catholic ritual chant. It implied ...

Google previewDictionary of Music and Musicians (1895)

(A.D. 1450-1889) by Sir George Grove, John Alexander Fuller-Maitland

Adagio ma non troppo ; Thema (Andante) with variations, and Finale, Allegro. 1811. 5.

Google previewA Dictionary of Music and Musicians (A.D. 1450-1889) by Eminent Writers, English and Foreign (1889)

With Illustrations and Woodcuts by Sir George Grove

Adagio ma non troppo : Theme (Andante) wllh variations, and Finale. Allegro. 1811. 6.

Google previewThe Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words (2013)

Over 10,000ÊCommon and Confusing Words Explained by Diagram Group

grave slowlyandheavily grazioso gracefully largo broadly, and slower than adagio and lento legato smoothly lento slowerthan adagio maestoso grandly marcato with each note emphasized distinctly mezzo forte moderatelyloud mezzo piano ...

Google previewLexicon of Musical Invective (2000)

Critical Assaults on Composers Since Beethoven's Time by Nicolas Slonimsky

The Adagio, barring an abuse of organ point effects, is at first harmless enough; but suddenly we are introduced to a circus scene. This may be a not unwelcome diversion for some; but without wishing to be traditional or pedantic, we cannot ...

Google previewThe Harvard Concise Dictionary of Music and Musicians (1999)

by Don Michael Randel

Adagio 9 characterize, and discuss— are the number, frequencies, and amplitudes of the various partials. One important characteristic of timbre is the number of partials that make up the tone. The tone of the flute, for example, has very few ...

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Scrabble value of A1D2A1G2I1O1

The value of this 6-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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