Definitions for: Tempo

[n] (music) the speed at which a composition is to be played
[n] the rate of some repeating event

Webster (1913) Definition: Tem"po, n. [It., fr. L. tempus. See Tense, n.] (Mus.)
The rate or degree of movement in time.

A tempo giusto (j[=oo]s"t[-o]) [It.], in exact time; --
sometimes, directing a return to strict time after a tempo

Tempo rubato. See under Rubato.

Synonyms: pace, pacing

See Also: accelerando, allegretto, allegro, andante, meno mosso, musical time, rate, rubato

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