a·da·gio / əˈdäjō; əˈdäzhēˌō/ Mus. • adj. & adv. (esp. as a direction) in slow tempo.• n. (also A·da·gio) (pl. -gios) a movement or composition marked to be played adagio.
adagio (It.). At ease. Slow (not so slow as largo, but slower than andante). A slow movt. is often called ‘an Adagio’. adagissimo, extremely slow. adagio assai, very slow.
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