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tempo

noun [C/U]  /ˈtem·poʊ/ ( plural tempos) us  
the speed of a movement or activity: [U] Tracy likes the tempo of city life. music Tempo is also the speed at which music is played, sometimes written as a number at the beginning of a piece: [C] It sounded like they were playing at different tempos.
Translations of “tempo”
in Spanish tempo…
in French tempo…
in German das Tempo…
in Chinese (Traditional) (事情發展的)節奏, 步調, (音樂的)速度,節奏…
in Russian темп…
in Turkish hız, tempo, (müzik) tempo…
in Chinese (Simplified) (事情发展的)节奏, 步调, (音乐的)速度,节奏…
in Polish tempo…
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