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tem·po

 (tĕm′pō)
n. pl. tem·pos or tem·pi (-pē)
1. Music The speed at which music is or ought to be played, often indicated on written compositions by a descriptive or metronomic direction to the performer.
2. A characteristic rate or rhythm of activity; a pace: "the tempo and the feeling of modern life" (Robert L. Heilbroner).

[Italian, from Latin tempus, time.]

tempo

(ˈtɛmpəʊ)
n, pl -pos or -pi (-piː)
1. (Music, other) the speed at which a piece or passage of music is meant to be played, usually indicated by a musical direction (tempo marking) or metronome marking
2. rate or pace
[C18: from Italian, from Latin tempus time]

tem•po

(ˈtɛm poʊ)

n., pl. -pos, -pi (-pē).
1. the rate of speed of a musical passage or work, usu. indicated by printed direction, as largo, or by a metronome setting.
2. any characteristic rate, rhythm, or pattern: the tempo of city life.
[1680–90; < Italian < Latin tempus time]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tempo - (music) the speed at which a composition is to be played
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
musical time - (music) the beat of musical rhythm
accelerando - a gradually increasing tempo of music; "my ear will not accept such violent accelerandos"
allegretto - a quicker tempo than andante but not as fast as allegro
allegro - a brisk and lively tempo
andante - a moderately slow tempo (a walking pace)
meno mosso - played at reduced speed; less rapid
rubato - a flexible tempo; not strictly on the beat
2.tempo - the rate of some repeating event
beats per minute, bpm, M.M., metronome marking - the pace of music measured by the number of beats occurring in 60 seconds
rate - a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit; "they traveled at a rate of 55 miles per hour"; "the rate of change was faster than expected"

tempo

noun
1. speed, pace, velocity Both teams played with quality, pace and tempo.
2. pace, time, rate, beat, measure (Prosody), speed, metre, rhythm, cadence, pulse Elgar supplied his work with precise indications of tempo.

tempo

noun
Rate of motion or performance:
Informal: clip.
Translations
سُرْعَة الإيقاع
tempo
tempo
tempó
hraîi
temps

tempo

[ˈtempəʊ] N (tempos, (Mus) tempi (pl)) [ˈtempiː] (Mus) → tempo m (fig) → ritmo m

tempo

[ˈtɛmpəʊ] [tempos] (pl) [tempi] [ˈtɛmpiː] (pl) n
(MUSIC)tempo m
(= pace) [life, change] → rythme m

tempo

n (Mus, fig) → Tempo nt

tempo

[ˈtɛmpəʊ] n (tempi (pl)) [ˈtɛmpiː] (Mus) → tempo (fig) (of life) → ritmo
the busy tempo of city life → il ritmo veloce della vita di città

tempo

(ˈtempəu) plurals ˈtempos (music) ˈtempi (-piː) noun
the speed at which a piece of music should be or is played.
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I'm going to hurry,' said Claire, clenching her fists as two simultaneous bursts of song, in different keys and varying tempos, proceeded from the dining-room and kitchen.
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