- 1the speed or rhythm of a piece of music a slow/fast tempo It's a difficult piece, with numerous changes of tempo.
- 2the speed of any movement or activity synonym pace1 the increasing tempo of life in Western society Don't let the other team dictate the tempo of the game.
NAmE//ˈtɛmpoʊ//(pl. tempos, (technology)tempi
NAmE//ˈtɛmpi//) [countable, uncountable]