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up-tempo

[ uhp-tem-poh ]
/ ˈʌpˌtɛm poʊ /
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noun, plural up-tem·pos, up-tem·pi [uhp-tem-pee]. /ˈʌpˌtɛm pi/.
a bouncy, fast tempo in music.
adjective
characterized by a fast and bouncy tempo.
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Origin of up-tempo

First recorded in 1945–50
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