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noun (1)

plural of tempus

: the relationship between breve and semibreve in mensural music
When the tempus is imperfect a breve equals two minims.

called also time

compare modus, prolation


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noun (2)

variant spelling of tempera

: a process of painting in which an albuminous or colloidal medium (such as egg yolk) is employed as a vehicle instead of oil
also : a painting done in tempera

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“Tempora.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tempora. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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