a·da·gio (ə-däjō, -jē-ō′, -zhō, -zhē-ō)
adv. & adj.
In a slow tempo, usually considered to be slower than andante but faster than larghetto. Used chiefly as a direction.
n. pl. a·da·gios
1. Music A slow passage, movement, or work, especially one using adagio as the direction.
a. A section of a pas de deux in which the ballerina and her partner perform steps requiring lyricism and great skill in lifting, balancing, and turning.
b. A succession of slow, fluid movements performed as an exercise in ballet.
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