up-tempo

adjective
up-tem·​po | \ ˈəp-ˌtem-(ˌ)pō How to pronounce up-tempo (audio) \

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, in the meaning defined above

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“Up-tempo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/up-tempo. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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up-tempo

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of up-tempo

: played very fast : having a fast tempo

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