how to pronounce adagio


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the above transcription of adagio is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

adagio is pronounced in four syllables

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meanings of adagio


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


  1. Played rather slowly.


  1. Describing a passage having this mark.


  1. A surname​.

adagio frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word adagio occurs in english on average 0.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics adagio can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that adagio can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

words with pronunciation similar to adagio


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