A-tempo meaning

ä tĕmpō
A tempo is defined as the music direction which means to return to the original pace of a song.

An example of a tempo is when the music returns to the slow pace experienced at the beginning of the song.

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In the tempo originally designated; resuming the initial tempo of a section or movement after a specified deviation from it. Used chiefly as a direction.
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In time: a note to the performer to return to the preceding tempo.
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Origin of a-tempo

  • Italian a in tempo time

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition