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What does "Tenor" mean?

Definition

(n.) A person who sings the tenor, or the instrument that play it (n.) A state of holding on in a continuous course; manner of continuity; constant mode; general tendency; course; career (n.) An exact copy of a writing, set forth in the words and figures of it. It differs from purport, which is only the substance or general import of the instrument (n.) Stamp; character; nature (n.) That course of thought which holds on through a discourse; the general drift or course of thought; purport; intent; meaning; understanding (n.) The higher of the two kinds of voices usually belonging to adult males; hence, the part in the harmony adapted to this voice; the second of the four parts in the scale of sounds, reckoning from the base, and originally the air, to which the other parts were auxillary


Synonyms strain, high, high-pitched, tenor voice


Example: "I could follow the general tenor of his argument" Example: "Tenor voice" Example: "A tenor sax"


Word Family countertenor, countertenors, tenors