a tempo

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See also: atempo

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian a tempo.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

a tempo

  1. (music) return to normal tempo from a deviation.

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Adjective[edit]

a tempo (invariable)

  1. (relational) time
    a tempo parziale - part-time

Derived terms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

a tempo

  1. on time, in time (sufficiently early)
    Synonyms: in tempo, per tempo
  2. in time (with the music)
  3. (music) return to normal tempo from a deviation (e.g. ritenuto, rallentando, accelerando, etc.)

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Descendants[edit]

  • Norwegian Bokmål: a tempo

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian a tempo (in time), first part from Italian a (in, at, to), from Latin ad (toward, to), from Proto-Italic *ad (toward, to), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂éd (near, at). Last part from Italian tempo (time, age, period, tense), from Latin tempus (portion or period of time), either from Proto-Indo-European *tempos (to stretch, extend), from *temp- (to stretch, extend), or from Proto-Indo-European *temh₂- (to cut).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /aˈtɛmpɔ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛmpɔ
  • Hyphenation: a‧tem‧po

Adverb[edit]

a tempo

  1. in time (with the music)
  2. (music) return to normal tempo from a deviation
    Synonym: a battuta

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