noun (plural tempos or tempi /-piː/)
1 Music The speed at which a passage of music is or should be played.
2The rate or speed of motion or activity; pace: the tempo of life dictated by a heavy workload
mid 17th century (as a fencing term denoting the timing of an attack): from Italian, from Latin tempus 'time'.
noun (plural tempos)trademark
(In South Asia) a light three-wheeled delivery van.
More example sentences
- Motorcycles, cars, tempos and lorries are vying for parking space.
- The only vehicles with whom I lose out are call centre cabs and tempos.
- About forty-five vehicles, including motorbikes, auto-rickshaws and tempos, were burned
an invented word.