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Definition of tempo noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (pl. tempos, (technology)tempi
    [countable, uncountable]
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  1. 1the speed or rhythm of a piece of music a slow/fast tempo It's a difficult piece, with numerous changes of tempo.
  2. 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.
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