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tenor meaning and definition

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TENOR noun

Definition of tenor (noun)

  1. the adult male singing voice above baritone
  2. the pitch range of the highest male voice
  3. an adult male with a tenor voice
  4. a settled or 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"
    • synonyms: strain

TENOR adjective

Definition of tenor (adjective)

  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"
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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