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—adv., adj., n., pl. -gios.
Music.in a leisurely manner; slowly.
1. Music.an adagio movement or piece.
a. a sequence of well-controlled, graceful movements performed as a display of skill.
b. a duet by a man and a woman or mixed trio emphasizing difficult technical feats.
c. (esp. in ballet) a love-duet sequence in a pas de deux.
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