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[uh-goj-iks, uh-goh-jiks]
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noun (usually used with a singular verb) Music.
  1. the theory that accent within a musical phrase can be produced by modifying the duration of certain notes rather than by increasing dynamic stress.
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Origin of agogics

First recorded in 1920–25; see origin at agogic (accent), -ics
Related formsa·gog·ic, adjective


[uh-goj-ik, uh-goh-jik]
  1. Music. stress given to a note through prolonged duration.
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Origin of agogic

1890–95; < Greek agōg(ḗ) course + -ic (modeled on German agogisch)
Also called agogic accent.
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