Speed and Tempo


Speed noun - A high rate of movement or performance.
Usage example: we dashed off the remaining paperwork with as much speed as possible so we could leave for the long weekend

Tempo is a synonym for speed in rate topic. In some cases you can use "Tempo" instead a noun "Speed", when it comes to topics like fast, pace, momentum.

Nearby Words: speedy, speeding, speeded, speeder, speedway


Tempo noun - (music) the speed at which a composition is to be played.
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Synonyms for Tempo

Speed is a synonym for tempo in pace topic. You can use "Speed" instead a noun "Tempo", if it concerns topics such as movement, beat, fast, momentum.

How words are described

good good speed good tempo
high high speed high tempo
full full speed full tempo
low low speed low tempo
Other adjectives: normal, usual, right, fast, original, powerful, constant, slow, lower, quick, ludicrous, highest, maximum, insane, different, faster, slower.

Both words in one sentence

  • Music / X Japan The X Japan version debuted at the 2014 Yokohama Arena shows adds lyrics, changes most lyrics to English, adds a drum section by Yoshiki, increases the speed/tempo of the song, and obviously has Toshi as the vocalist rather than Gackt.
  • Video Game / Mario Kart Truck Driver's Gear Change: During the final lap, the course music goes up in both speed and tempo.
  • Music / Siamese Dream Big Rock Ending: "Rocket" ends with the guitars rapidly intensifying in speed and tempo before exploding in a final burst of energy.
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