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Noun: tenor  te-nu(r)
  1. The adult male singing voice above baritone
    - tenor voice
     
  2. The pitch range of the highest male voice
     
  3. An adult male with a tenor voice
     
  4. A settled, prevailing or habitual course of a person's life
    "nothing disturbed the even tenor of her ways"
     
  5. The general meaning or substance of an utterance
    "although I disagreed with him I could follow the tenor of his argument";
    - strain
Adjective: tenor  te-nu(r)
  1. (of a musical instrument) intermediate between alto and baritone or bass
    "a tenor sax"
     
  2. Of or close in range to the highest natural adult male voice
    "tenor voice"

Sounds like: tenderness, tend, tenor

Derived forms: tenors

See also: high, high-pitched

Type of: direction, meaning, pitch, singer, singing voice, substance, vocaliser [Brit], vocalist, vocalizer

Encyclopedia: Tenor