midtempo

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

mid- +‎ tempo

Adjective[edit]

midtempo (not comparable)

  1. (music) At a medium tempo, neither fast nor slow
    • 2009 January 31, John Sakamoto, “The Anti-Hit List”, Toronto Star:
      This wry, midtempo track is familiar yet highly personal.

Noun[edit]

midtempo (plural midtempos)

  1. A medium tempo.
    • 2008 May 18, R J Smith, “Death Cab Is Up for the Long Haul”, New York Times:
      Tinged with punk rock guitar blare often slowed down to midtempos, Death Cab appealed to the insular yet viral emo scene, as well as the broader indie-rock world.

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