Definition of downtempo in English:

downtempo

adjective

Music
  • Played at a slow tempo.

    • ‘The bland title and its awful subheading - ‘an excursion into the world of downtempo grooves’ - don't help much either.’
    • ‘Old Filter Records artists Boxsaga's remix of the ‘Second Movement’, a laid-back downtempo track, lets the string work flow over the top of the subtle rhythm.’
    • ‘This album was more downtempo than some of your earlier work, and possibly more intricate too.’
    • ‘Their latest release, Golddiggas, Headnodders & Pholk Songs, is more knowing than witty, including a misjudged downtempo version of You're the One That I Want.’

noun

  • A genre of electronic dance music with influences from jazz, bossa nova, and dub reggae.

Pronunciation

downtempo