Definitions English

  • Having a specified temper or disposition. Often used in combination: sweet-tempered; ill-tempered.
  • Adjusted or attuned by the addition of a counterbalancing element; moderated or measured: "prepare the country to expect hard choices and to appreciate tempered values and moderation in private and public life” ( Haynes Johnson).
  • Made appropriately hard or flexible by tempering: a sword of tempered steel.
  • Having the requisite degree of hardness or elasticity. Used of glass or a metal.
  • Music Tuned to temperament. Used of a scale, an interval, semitone, or intonation.