1. [ adjective ] (of tempo) leisurely
Related terms: slow
2. [ adverb ] (music) slowly

"here you must play adagio"

Related terms: music
3. [ noun ] (dance) a slow section of a pas de deux requiring great skill and strength by the dancers
Related terms: dancing pas_de_deux
4. [ noun ] (music) a composition played in adagio tempo (slowly and gracefully)

"they played the adagio too quickly"

Related terms: musical_composition passage music
Similar spelling:   adios