Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

Date: 1600-1700
Language: Italian
Origin: ad 'at, to' + agio 'ease'

adagio

noun
     
Related topics: Music
a‧da‧gi‧o plural adagios [countable] technical
APM a piece of music that should be played or sung slowly
adagio adjective, adverb

Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.

Explore our topic dictionary