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Meaning of adagio

a•da•gio

Pronunciation: (u-dä'jō, -zhē-ō"It.ä-dä'jô), [key]
— adv., adj., n., pl. -gios.
—adv.
  1. in a leisurely manner; slowly.
—adj.
  1. slow.
—n.
  1. an adagio movement or piece.
    1. a sequence of well-controlled, graceful movements performed as a display of skill.
    2. a duet by a man and a woman or mixed trio emphasizing difficult technical feats.
    3. (esp. in ballet) a love-duet sequence in a pas de deux.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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