up-tempo

[ uhp-tem-poh ]

noun,plural up-tem·pos, up-tem·pi [uhp-tem-pee]. /ˈʌpˌtɛm pi/.
  1. a bouncy, fast tempo in music.

adjective
  1. characterized by a fast and bouncy tempo.

Origin of up-tempo

1
First recorded in 1945–50

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