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English definition of “tempo”

tempo

noun uk   /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
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