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a tempo

[ ah-tem-poh; Italian ah-tem-paw ]

adverb

, Music.
  1. resuming the speed obtained preceding ritardando or accelerando.


a tempo

/ ɑː ˈtɛmpəʊ /

adjective

  1. to the original tempo


noun

  1. a passage thus marked

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Word History and Origins

Origin of a tempo1

1730–40; < Italian: in (the regular) time

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Word History and Origins

Origin of a tempo1

Italian: in (the original) time

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Example Sentences

You want to progress the distance over the course of a training cycle, but you always want to be able to walk away from a tempo run without feeling like you need to lay down and rest after.

You were riding for Team A, one of your opponents was riding for Team B, but two of your competitors were both on Team C, meaning they could work together, drafting and setting a tempo up the mountain.

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