Associations to the word «Tempo»


TEMPO, noun. (plural: tempos) a frequency or rate
TEMPO, noun. (chess) (plural: tempos) a move which is part of one's own plan or strategy and forces, e.g. by means of a check or attacking a piece, the opponent to make a move which is not bad but of no use for him (the player gains a tempo, the opponent loses a tempo), or equivalently a player achieves the same result in fewer moves by one approach rather than another.
TEMPO, noun. (plural: tempos) timing of a particular event – earlier or later than in an alternative situation (as in chess example)
TEMPO, noun. (music) (plural: tempi) The number of beats per minute in a piece of music; also, an indicative term denoting approximate rate of speed in written music (examples: allegro, andante)
TEMPO, noun. A small truck of cargo van with three or four wheels, commonly used for commercial transport and deliveries (particularly in Asian and African countries)--a genericided trademark originally associated with Vidal & Sohn Tempo-Werke GmbH that manufactured such vehicles.
TEMPO MARK, noun. (music) A mark placed on the score by the composer describing at what speed the passage should be played.
TEMPO MARKS, noun. Plural of tempo mark

Dictionary definition

TEMPO, noun. (music) the speed at which a composition is to be played.
TEMPO, noun. The rate of some repeating event.

Wise words

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Friedrich Nietzsche