[ uh-goj-iks, uh-goh-jiks ]
/ əˈgɒdʒ ɪks, əˈgoʊ dʒɪks /
noun (usually used with a singular verb) Music.
the theory that accent within a musical phrase can be produced by modifying the duration of certain notes rather than by increasing dynamic stress.
Related formsa·gog·ic, adjective
Definition for agogics (2 of 2)
[ uh-goj-ik, uh-goh-jik ]
/ əˈgɒdʒ ɪk, əˈgoʊ dʒɪk /
Music. stress given to a note through prolonged duration.
Origin of agogic
1890–95; < Greek agōg(ḗ) course + -ic (modeled on German agogisch)
Also called agogic accent.
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