Definition of uptempo in English:

uptempo

adjective

  • Played with a fast or increased tempo.

    ‘uptempo guitar work’

adverb

  • With a fast or increased tempo.

    ‘when they move uptempo the problems start’
    • ‘‘Poetas’ starts with a brooding arrangement for piano and cello, before the guitars come back and lift the track into uptempo jauntiness.’
    • ‘How satisfying is it to see the Nuggets once again playing the uptempo style they were known for in the '80s?’
    • ‘They attempted to sequence of the slower, darker songs interrupted by the faster, more uptempo ones to makes up for this.’
    • ‘And just when you're in danger of becoming so relaxed you might drop off altogether the mood just goes uptempo enough to keep your attention.’
    • ‘The colours are bright, the music uptempo and the lyrics consistently engaging here.’
    • ‘A delightful scene has them alone in the gym, dancing pas a deux to an uptempo rock tune and obviously having the time of their lives.’
    • ‘An uptempo song was playing, something from the eighties, Valerie thought.’
    • ‘They play four highly charged uptempo numbers before trooping off with furious demands for an encore.’
    • ‘Hence, the album is being billed as an uptempo CD which is meant to be played loud, if possible at club-volume, so you can get your feet on the floor and shake your booty.’
    • ‘I think he played a more rockish and uptempo set to fit in better with Los Straitjackets.’
    • ‘Alternating from soft and smooth, lounge-type music to more uptempo and angst filled boppy songs this album is filled with quirky little numbers and surprising twists.’
    • ‘‘Green Shirt’ was next, then two other relatively uptempo songs.’
    • ‘They're very happy with the quality of the songs: ‘They sound even better than the first album, and we've included a couple of uptempo numbers this time,’ says Filan.’
    • ‘But then another of The Strokes' strengths is their ability to fuse desperate lyrics with uptempo music, barely allowing you the time to draw breath, or really contemplate the meaning.’
    • ‘To praise the uptempo songs and deplore the more balladic numbers would be to fall into the critical trap that admirers of the band have been stuck in for 20 years.’

Pronunciation

uptempo

/ˈʌptɛmpəʊ/