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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TEMPO

And outside that foul transparent pit the tempo quickened also.

The ticking did not change its tempo until she came to her waist.

Tempo: Adagio lamentoso, with occasionally a rise to andante maesto.

He speaks of three kinds of tempo—lively, moderate and slow.

He and his baton are your friends and are giving you your tempo.

These steps are done in eight measures of 4/4 tempo, in the center of the stage.

These two steps are done in four measures of 4/4 tempo in the centre of the stage.

These are done in eight measures of 4/4 tempo in the centre of the stage.

By increasing the tempo of the 2-4 March it becomes the One Step dance.

Then I may pick out a waltz number and try a few steps to that ¾ tempo.

WORD ORIGIN

"relative speed of a piece of music," 1724, from Italian tempo, literally "time" (plural tempi), from Latin tempus (genitive temporis) "time" (see temporal). Extended to non-musical senses 1898.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR TEMPO

cadence

nounrhythm
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