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beat, cadence, measure     (Prosody)   metre, pace, pulse, rate, rhythm, speed, time  
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  ( tempos    plural)   ( tempi    plural  )
1       n-sing   The tempo of an event is the speed at which it happens.   (=pace)  
...owing to the slow tempo of change in an overwhelmingly rural country...     
2       n-var   The tempo of a piece of music is the speed at which it is played.  
In a new recording, the Boston Philharmonic tried the original tempo...     

up-tempo      , uptempo  
An up-tempo piece of music has a fast beat.      adj   usu ADJ n  
...an up-tempo arrangement of `Some Enchanted Evening'.     

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