|a. See temperament (of a scale) having the frequency differences between notes adjusted in accordance with the system of equal temperament|
|b. (of an interval) expanded or contracted from the state of being pure|
|2.||(in combination) having a temper or temperament as specified: ill-tempered|
temper tem·per (těm'pər)
A state of mind or emotions; mood.
A tendency to become easily angry or irritable.
An outburst of rage.