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Adagio – Very slow

(Pronounced uh-dah-zhee-oh)

The adder, she goes (adagio) very slowly so we have to wait for her.

The adder, she goes (adagio) very slowly so we have to wait for her.

Adagio is even slower than lento.

 

Examples of adagio in a sentence

She played it as adagio throughout, bringing a dreamy, almost surreal aspect to what has traditionally been a more vibrant violin solo.

First, she skipped quickly and lightly through the piece; for contrast, she then played it adagio, more contemplatively, slowing the pace, delighting the audience.

There are two adagio sections in the third movement; their slow pace and bleak notes tug at the audience's heartstrings.

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