(Especially as a direction) in the previous or original tempo.
- The third and fourth movements were taken at a rather quick tempo altogether, with the furtive cello melody at the beginning played a tempo each time.
- These were played a tempo and quite speedily.
- The second theme, introduced by the cellos, is played a tempo.
Italian, literally 'in time'.
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Syllabification: a tem·po
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