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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Music
tempotem‧po /ˈtempəʊ $ -poʊ/ noun (plural tempos) [countable]  1 APMthe speed at which music is played or should be played2 SPEEDthe speed at which something happens the easy tempo of island life
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tempoThe quietness of the house, to which she stood listening, was a new quietness with an alien tempo.His elegiac tempo for the largo of the Cello Sonata allows him a sustained outpouring of feeling.From the start, Dallas controlled the tempo of the game.What, then, I wondered, controls the tempo of life in the deep sea?The tempo of operations was fast, impressive.The tempo of the chase increases.
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