adagio

Part of speech: adjective

Slow.

Part of speech: adverb

Slowly.

Part of speech: adjective

A slow movement.

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Usage examples "adagio":

  1. The king found the adagio so long and dry that he quitted the room, much to Corelli's mortification. - "Famous Violinists of To-day and Yesterday", Henry C. Lahee.
  2. The Adagio is as profound as anything he wrote. - "Haydn", John F. Runciman.
  3. Tears ran down his cheeks at some beautiful adagio, and he would say, 'Tania, just give me a fresh handkerchief; I must have got a cold to- day. - "Essays on Russian Novelists", William Lyon Phelps.