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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.
You should have waited, got yourself elected deputy, followed the politics of a party, sometimes down in the depths, at other times on the crest of the wave, and you should have taken, like Monsieur de Villele, the Italian motto 'Col tempo,' in other words,
Vostro amico," he repeated over and over again; and then, "Poco tempo, poco tempo, poco tempo
Mobile Golf Tempo offers a range of alternate tempos that still respects correct swing ratios (the ratio of the measured time it takes to make the backswing as compared to the downswing through impact).
The tempos carrying commuters have continued to ply on bus routes in the city despite the Regional Transport Authority s approval to a proposal to ban their movement last year.
É verdade que nos anos 70 a mídia não tinha alcançado a força que tern hoje em dia, e que as análises insistiam preferencialmente na uniformizaçáo de um tempo de trabalho mecânico, na banalização dos tempos de lazer e na catástrofe para a vida de espírito que este estado de coisas devia produzir.
It will be difficult to estimate the tempo that will ultimately serve both performers and the music, so being prepared with multiple tempos will be helpful at the first and subsequent rehearsals.
And drivers had more than twice as many accidents when they were listening to fast tempos as when they listened to slow or medium-paced numbers.
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B usually gave Cecchetti changements at moderate to slow tempos.
Too Far to Care'' is a compendium of zippy tempos blending country instrumentation (fiddles, guitars) with lite-punk tempos.
Epstein posits that "all tempos [in a given work] are intrinsically related via a common pulse.