- allegro—fast, lively tempo
- andante—moderately slow tempo (e.g. walking). Faster than adagio but slower than allegretto
- divertimento [I], divertissement [F]—amusement, diversion, entertainment, even table music; Typically, a suite of movements (often more than 4) often intended for diversion and pleasure of a lighthearted nature suitable for social occasions. Typically implies a smaller chamber ensemble. The name was common in 18th century for a variety of music, some of which was more serious and profound than its title would suggest. The French divertissement can apply to an entr'acte: dances and airs from other acts.
- presto—very fast, more so than allegro.
- string quartet—music for 2 violns, viola and cello as well as the ensemble itself; one of the essential genres / forms / ensembles of chamber music