Definition of “tempo” - English Dictionary


“tempo” in English

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uk /ˈtem.pəʊ/ us /ˈtem.poʊ/ plural tempos or specialized tempi

(Definition of “tempo” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“tempo” in American English

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temponoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈtem·poʊ/ plural tempos

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.

(Definition of “tempo” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)