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Definition 1: a slow section of a pas de deux requiring great skill and strength by the dancers - [noun denoting act]

(adagio is a kind of ...) taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music

(... is part of adagio) (ballet) a dance for two people (usually a ballerina and a danseur noble)

Definition 2: (music) a composition played in adagio tempo (slowly and gracefully) - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where adagio or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they played the adagio too quickly

(adagio is a kind of ...) a musical work that has been created

"the composition is written in four movements"

(adagio is a kind of ...) a short section of a musical composition

(adagio belongs to category ...) an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

Definition 3: slowly - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where adagio or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • here you must play adagio

(adagio belongs to category ...) an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

Definition 4: (of tempo) leisurely - [adjective satellite denoting all]

(adagio is similar to ...) at a slow tempo

"the band played a slow waltz"

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