agogic Music


agogic Music
agogic Music [ə'gɒdʒɪk]
adjective relating to or denoting accentuation within musical phrases by slight lengthening of notes.
noun (agogics) [usu. treated as sing.] the use of agogic accents.
Origin
C19: from Ger. agogisch, from Gk agōgos 'leading', from agein 'to lead', + -ic.

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