Meaning of TEMPERED in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈtem-pərd ]


Date: 14th century


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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