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tem·po (t


n. pl. tem·pos or tem·pi (-p)

1. Music The speed at which music is or ought to be played, often indicated on written compositions by a descriptive or metronomic direction to the performer.

2. A characteristic rate or rhythm of activity; a pace: "the tempo and the feeling of modern life" (Robert L. Heilbroner).

[Italian, from Latin tempus, time.]