adagio
(Ah-DAH-jio)


[It., at ease]


  1. A slow tempo marking between Largo and Andante.
  2. A composition written in a slow tempo, frequently the second movement of sonatas, symphonies, etc.


More about tempo markings


SUGGESTED LISTENING EXAMPLE:

Barber: Adagio for Strings, Op. 9
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 1, Track 36

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