What does the word adagio mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Slow.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Slowly.

  • Part of speech: adjective, adverb

  • A slow movement.

Usage examples for 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 by Henry C. Lahee
  2. The Adagio is as profound as anything he wrote. – Haydn by 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 by William Lyon Phelps