beat, cadence, measure (Prosody) metre, pace, pulse, rate, rhythm, speed, time
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tempo ( tempos plural) ( tempi plural )
1 n-sing The tempo of an event is the speed at which it happens.
...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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