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English definition of “adagio”

adagio

noun [usually sing]     /əˈdɑː.dʒi.əʊ/ US  /-oʊ/ specialized
a piece of music that should be played slowly : Barber's Adagio for Strings Foreign words and phrases used in EnglishTechnical music terms adagio     adjective, adverb The adagio movement is beautiful .Foreign words and phrases used in EnglishTechnical music terms
(Definition of adagio noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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