tempo, pacing

(noun) (music) the speed at which a composition is to be played

tempo, pace

(noun) the rate of some repeating event

Source: WordNet® 3.1



plural of tempo

Source: Wiktionary


Tem"po, n. Etym: [It., fr. L. tempus. See Tense, n.] (Mus.)

Definition: The rate or degree of movement in time. A tempo giusto (joos"to) Etym: [It.], in exact time; -- sometimes, directing a return to strict time after a tempo rubato.

– Tempo rubato. See under Rubato.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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Coffee Trivia

The first coffee-house in Mecca dates back to the 1510s. The beverage was in Turkey by the 1530s. It appeared in Europe circa 1515-1519 and was introduced to England by 1650. By 1675 the country had more than 3,000 coffee houses, and coffee had replaced beer as a breakfast drink.

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