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Definition and background:

A slow tempo marking between Largo and Andante. A composition written in a slow tempo, frequently the second movement of sonatas, symphonies, etc. Italian. A slow tempo. (1) played slowly, but not as slowly as largo (2) indication of tempo and is sometimes used to describe a slow movement, even when the indication of speed at the start of the movement may be different. The diminutive form adagietto is a little faster than adagio

Slow, an indication of tempo used as a playing direction in music

Italian. A slow tempo

For more information on the music term "Adagio" check out these other resources:

Wikipedia - Glossary of Musical Terminology

Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Dictionary

ORB -- Medieval Music Glossary

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