up-tempo

adjective up-tem·po \ ˈəp-ˌtem-(ˌ)pō \

Definition of up-tempo

: having a fast-moving tempo
  • up-tempo music
  • an aggressive up-tempo style of basketball

First Known Use of up-tempo

1948

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UP-TEMPO Defined for English Language Learners

up-tempo

Definition of up-tempo for English Language Learners

  • : played very fast : having a fast tempo


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