Definition of a tempo adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

a tempo

 adverb,adjective
adverb, adjective
BrE BrE//ɑː ˈtempəʊ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɑː ˈtempoʊ//
 
(music, from Italian)
 
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at the previous speed Word OriginItalian, literally ‘in time’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: a tempo