WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
a•gog•ics  (ə gojiks, ə gōjiks),USA pronunciation n. (usually used with a sing. v.) [Music.]
  1. Music and Dancethe theory that accent within a musical phrase can be produced by modifying the duration of certain notes rather than by increasing dynamic stress.
a•gogic, adj. 
  • see agogic accent, -ics 1920–25

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