Definition of Adagios

1. Noun. (plural of adagio) ¹



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Definition of Adagios

1. adagio [n] - See also: adagio

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Adagios

ad valorem taxes
ad verbum
ad verecundiam
adacrya
adactylia
adactylous
adafenoxate
adage
adages
adagial
adagietto
adagiettos
adagio
adagios (current term)
adagissimo
adalimumab
adam
adam's apple
adam-and-eve
adamance
adamances
adamancies
adamancy
adamant
adamantane
adamantanes
adamantanethiol
adamantanoid

Literary usage of Adagios

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1. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians by George Grove (1907)
"It might have lent a deeper undertone to his songs, or have enabled his adagios to draw tears where now they only give a saddened pleasure. ..."

2. The Life of Ludwig Van Beethoven by Alexander Wheelock Thayer (1921)
"... Victory—ETA Hoffmann—Financial Troubles—adagios and English Hymn-tunes—Arrested as a Vagrant—Negotiations for the Mass in D—The Last Pianoforte Sonatas. ..."

3. The General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an Historical and Critical by Alexander Chalmers (1814)
"ficult; and his " Seasons." There is a general cheerfulness and good-humour in Haydn's allegros, which exhilarate every hearer. But his adagios are often so ..."

4. The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1895)
"but this, of course, only applies to proverbs proper,—that is, to adagios. The generic word in Spanish is refrán. In refranes, or currently repeated sayings ..."

5. The New Annual Register, Or General Repository of History, Politics, and by Andrew Kippis, William Godwin, George Robinson (1818)
"There is more variety in the andantes, and adagios: the lofty style is there displayed in all its majesty. " The phrases, or musical ideas, are finely and ..."

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