adagio

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Italian adagio.

Noun[edit]

adagio (plural adagios)

  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[edit]

adagio (not comparable)

  1. (music) Played rather slowly.

Adjective[edit]

adagio (not comparable)

  1. (music) Describing a passage having this mark.

Usage notes[edit]

  • When repeated as "adagio, adagio" means even slower

Dutch[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin adagium.

Noun[edit]

adagio n (plural adagio's, diminutive adagiootje n)

  1. adage
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowing from Italian adagio.

Noun[edit]

adagio n (plural adagio's, diminutive adagiootje n)

  1. (music, dance) adagio

Adverb[edit]

adagio

  1. (music) adagio

Adjective[edit]

adagio (not comparable)

  1. (music) describing a passage having this mark
Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • M. J. Koenen & J. Endepols, Verklarend Handwoordenboek der Nederlandse Taal (tevens Vreemde-woordentolk), Groningen, Wolters-Noordhoff, 1969 (26th edition) [Dutch dictionary in Dutch]

French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Italian adagio.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

adagio

  1. (music) adagio

Noun[edit]

adagio m (plural adagios)

  1. (music) adagio

External links[edit]


Italian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

ad (at) agio (ease).

Adverb[edit]

adagio

  1. slowly

Noun[edit]

adagio m (plural adagi)

  1. (music) adagio

Verb[edit]

adagio

  1. first-person singular present indicative of adagiare

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin adagium

Noun[edit]

adagio m (plural adagi)

  1. proverb, adage or saying

Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

adagiō

  1. dative singular of adagium
  2. ablative singular of adagium

Spanish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowing from Italian adagio.

Adverb[edit]

adagio

  1. (music) adagio

Noun[edit]

adagio m (plural adagios)

  1. (music) adagio

Etymology 2[edit]

Latin adagium.

Noun[edit]

adagio m (plural adagios)

  1. adage (old saying)

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Italian adagio.

Adverb[edit]

adagio

  1. (music) adagio (slowly)

Noun[edit]

adagio n

  1. (music) adagio

Declension[edit]

References[edit]