a tempo

adverb or adjective
a tem·​po | \ ä-ˈtem-(ˌ)pō How to pronounce a tempo (audio) \

Definition of a tempo

: in time used as a direction in music to return to the original tempo

First Known Use of a tempo

1800, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for a tempo

Italian

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“A tempo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20tempo. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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