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a tempo

a tem·po
A a

Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ey tem-poh]
    • /eɪ ˈtɛm poʊ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ey tem-poh]
    • /eɪ ˈtɛm poʊ/

Definitions of a tempo words

  • adjective a tempo to the original tempo 3
  • noun a tempo a passage thus marked 3
  • noun a tempo in time: a note to the performer to return to the preceding tempo 3
  • adverb a tempo resuming the speed obtained preceding ritardando or accelerando. 1

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Origin of a tempo

First appearance:

before 1730
One of the 48% newest English words
1730-40; < Italian: in (the regular) time

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Parts of speech for A tempo

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

a tempo popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 47% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 50% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

a tempo usage trend in Literature

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