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a tem·po(ä tĕm′pō)
adv. & adj. Music
In the tempo originally designated; resuming the initial tempo of a section or movement after a specified deviation from it. Used chiefly as a direction.
[Italian : a, in + tempo, time.]
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a tempo(ɑː ˈtɛmpəʊ) music
(Classical Music) to the original tempo
nAlso: tempo primo
(Classical Music) a passage thus marked
[Italian: in (the original) time]
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a tem•po(ɑ ˈtɛm poʊ)
Music. resuming the original speed.
[1730–40; < Italian: in (the regular) time]
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