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a•da•gio



Pronunciation: (u-dä'jō, -zhē-ō"; It.ä-dä'jô), [key]
adv., adj., n., pl. -gios.


adv.
Music.in a leisurely manner; slowly.

adj.
Music.slow.

n.
1. Music.an adagio movement or piece.
2. Dance.
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.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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