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Adagio   Listen
Adagio  adj., adv.  (Mus.) Slow; slowly, leisurely, and gracefully. When repeated, adagio, adagio, it directs the movement to be very slow.

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"Adagio" Quotes from Famous Books

... gray day imperceptibly merged into the gray dusk. Then came the lingering darkness, with a flicker of fireflies and broad wan flares of heat lightning. Con woke once in the night to hear the rain on the roof. The wind was blaring near at hand. In its large, free measures, like some deliberate adagio, there was naught of menace; but when he slept again, and awoke to hear its voice anew, his heart was plunging with sudden fright. A human utterance was in its midst,—a human voice calling his name through the gusty night and ...
— The Mystery of Witch-Face Mountain and Other Stories • Charles Egbert Craddock

Words linked to "Adagio" :   piece of music, opus, composition, musical passage, piece, passage, saltation, duet

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