adagio
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Usage note
This word is often capitalized in the sense shown in 1).
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (music)
a. el adagio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
By the time Leonard was done playing the Adagio, there wasn't a dry eye in the house.Cuando Leonard terminó de tocar el adagio, no había quien no llorara en el público.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (slow)
a. adagio
What you just played was perhaps a hair too slow for a true adagio tempo.Lo que acabas de tocar fue quizás un pelín lento para ser un tiempo adagio.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
3. (slowly)
a. adagio
Don't rush! The piece must be played adagio.¡No te apures! La pieza se debe tocar adagio.
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adagio
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adagio
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (proverb)
a. adage
Deberías diversificar tus inversiones. Como dice el viejo adagio, "no pongas todos tus huevos en la misma canasta".You should diversify your investments. Like the old adage goes, "don't put all your eggs in one basket."
b. saying
Déjame dormir un ratito más. - No. ¡Arriba! Recuerda que al que madruga, Dios le ayuda, como dice el adagio.Let me sleep a bit more. - No. Get up! Remember that the early bird gets the worm, like the saying goes.
2. (composition designed to be played at a slow tempo)
a. adagio
La mayoría de los expertos dudan que Tomaso Albinoni realmente haya escrito el "Adagio en sol menor".Most scholars doubt that Tomaso Albinoni actually wrote "Adagio in G Minor."
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
3. (at a slow tempo)
a. adagio
Se supone que esta composición se debe tocar adagio, no andante.This composition is supposed to played adagio, not andante.
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adagio
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (sentencia breve)
a. adage
2. (music)
a. adagio
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adagio
(proverbio) adage; proverb; (Música) adagio;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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