Meaning of TEMPERED in English



Pronunciation: ' tem-p ə rd

Function: adjective

Date: 14th century

1 a : having the elements mixed in satisfying proportions : TEMPERATE b : qualified, lessened, or diluted by the mixture or influence of an additional ingredient : MODERATED <a pale gleam of tempered sunlight fell through the leaves ― W. H. Hudson † 1922>

2 : treated by tempering especially of glass : treated so as to impart increased strength and the property of shattering into pellets when broken

3 : having a specified temper ― used in combination <short- tempered >

4 : conforming to adjustment by temperament ― used of a musical interval, intonation, semitone, or scale

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