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English definition of “tempo”

tempo

noun     /ˈtem.pəʊ/ US  /-poʊ/ (plural tempos or specialized tempi)
[C] the speed at which an event happens : We're going to have to up the tempo (= work faster ) if we're to finish on time .Technical music terms [C or U] specialized music the speed at which a piece of music is played : a change in tempoTechnical music terms
(Definition of tempo noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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