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Definition 1: the rate of some repeating event - [noun denoting time]

Synonyms for tempo in the sense of this definition

(tempo is a kind of ...) a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit

"they traveled at a rate of 55 miles per hour" "the rate of change was faster than expected"

(... is a kind of tempo ) the pace of music measured by the number of beats occurring in 60 seconds

Definition 2: (music) the speed at which a composition is to be played - [noun denoting time]

Synonyms for tempo in the sense of this definition

(tempo is a kind of ...) (music) the beat of musical rhythm

(... is a kind of tempo ) a gradually increasing tempo of music

"my ear will not accept such violent accelerandos"

(... is a kind of tempo ) a quicker tempo than andante but not as fast as allegro

(... is a kind of tempo ) a brisk and lively tempo

(... is a kind of tempo ) a moderately slow tempo (a walking pace)

(... is a kind of tempo ) played at reduced speed; less rapid

(... is a kind of tempo ) a flexible tempo; not strictly on the beat

(tempo belongs to category ...) an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

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