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Origin and Meaning of Adagio

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective and adverb A*da"gio
Slow; slowly, leisurely, and gracefully. When repeated, adagio adagio, it directs the movement to be very slow.

Etymology: It. adagio; adL. ad) at + agio convenience, leisure, ease. See Agio

noun A*da"gio
A piece of music in adagio time; a slow movement; as, an adagio of Haydn.
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  1. A slow section of a pas de deux requiring great skill and strength by the dancers
  2. (music) a composition played in adagio tempo (slowly and gracefully) ("they played the adagio too quickly")
  3. (of tempo) leisurely
  4. Slowly ("here you must play adagio")

Borrowing from Italian adagio.

  1. (music) A tempo mark directing that a passage is to be played rather slowly, leisurely and gracefully.
  2. (music) A passage having this mark.
  3. (dance) A male-female duet or mixed trio ballet displaying demanding balance, spins and/or lifts.

adagio was also found in the following language(s): Dutch, French, Italian, Latin, Spanish, and Swedish

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Fun Facts about the name Adagio

  • How Popular is the name Adagio? Adagio is the 68,116th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Adagio have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 14 babies born with the first name Adagio in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Adagio? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2014 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Adagio born? The highest recorded use of the first name Adagio was in 2014 with a total of 9 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Adagio: Your name in reverse order is Oigada. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Daoiga. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Adagio born Sep 12, 1924

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Poland approximately on 1600. Your profession was builder of roads, bridges, and docks.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. Your lesson - to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in High Reason.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.