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TEMPO (tempi)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does tempo mean? 

TEMPO (noun)
  The noun TEMPO has 2 senses:

1. (music) the speed at which a composition is to be played
2. the rate of some repeating event

  Familiarity information: TEMPO used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TEMPO (noun)


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Meaning:

(music) the speed at which a composition is to be played

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Synonyms:

pacing; tempo

Hypernyms ("tempo" is a kind of...):

musical time ((music) the beat of musical rhythm)

Domain category:

music (an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "tempo"):

accelerando (a gradually increasing tempo of music)

allegretto (a quicker tempo than andante but not as fast as allegro)

allegro (a brisk and lively tempo)

andante (a moderately slow tempo (a walking pace))

meno mosso (played at reduced speed; less rapid)

rubato (a flexible tempo; not strictly on the beat)


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Meaning:

The rate of some repeating event

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Synonyms:

tempo; pace

Hypernyms ("tempo" is a kind of...):

rate (a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit)


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