NounTenor (plural Tenors)
|Examples (A tenor singing "Oh, Canada")|
- (archaic, music) Musical part or section that holds or performs the main melody, as opposed to the contratenor bassus and contratenor altus, who perform countermelodies.
- (music) Musical range or section higher than bass and lower than alto.
- A person, instrument, or group that performs in the tenor (higher than bass and lower than alto) range.
- Tone, as of a conversation.
- (linguistics) The subject in a metaphor to which attributes are ascribed.
- (voice types): soprano, mezzo-soprano, alto, contralto (female); countertenor, tenor, baritone, bass (male)
Tenor (not comparable)
- of or pertaining to the tenor part or range
- He has a tenor voice.
Adjectives for Tenor
constant; noiseless; general; loud; expressionless; diminutive; same; habitual; operatic; even.
Heldentenor, Meistersinger, Zeitgeist, accompaniment, affective meaning, aim, alto, apograph, aria singer, azimuth, baritenor, baritone, bass, basso, basso buffo, basso cantante, basso continuo, basso ostinato, basso profundo, bassus, bearing, bent, bias, blues singer, body, body-build, brand, bravura, canary, cantatrice, canto, cantor, cantus, cantus figuratus, cantus planus, carbon, carbon copy, caroler, cast, chanter, chantress, character, characteristic, characteristics, choral, choric, coloratura, coloratura soprano, coloring, comic bass, complexion, composition, connotation, consequence, constituents, constitution, continuo, contralto, core, countertenor, course, crasis, crooner, current, deep bass, denotation, descant, dharma, diathesis, direction, direction line, disposition, diva, dramatic, dramatic soprano, drift, drone, effect, essence, ethos, extension, falsetto, fashion, fiber, fiche, figured bass, force, form, frame, genius, gist, glacial movement, grain, grammatical meaning, ground bass, guise, habit, head register, head tone, head voice, heading, helmsmanship, heroic, heroic tenor, high, high-pitched, high-sounding, high-toned, hue, humor, humors, hymnal, hymner, idea, ilk, impact, implication, import, improvisator, inclination, inference, intension, intent, kind, lay, lead singer, lexical meaning, lie, lieder singer, line, line of direction, line of march, literal meaning, liturgical, lyric, main current, mainstream, makeup, male alto, manifold, manner, meaning, meat, melodist, mezzo-soprano, microcopy, microfiche, microform, mode, mold, mood, motion, movement, nature, navigation, opera singer, operatic, orientation, overtone, part, pertinence, physique, piloting, pith, plain chant, plain song, point, practical consequence, prick song, prima donna, property, psalm singer, psalmic, psalmodial, psalmodic, purport, purpose, quality, quarter, range, range of meaning, real meaning, recording, reference, referent, relation, relevance, rock-and-roll singer, rubbing, run, sacred, scope, semantic cluster, semantic field, sense, set, shape, significance, signification, significatum, signifie, singer, singing, singstress, somatotype, songbird, songster, songstress, soprano, sort, span of meaning, spirit, stamp, steerage, steering, streak, stream, stripe, structural meaning, stuff, style, substance, suchness, sum, sum and substance, swing, symbolic meaning, system, temper, temperament, tendency, the general tendency, the main course, theme, thorough bass, thread, time spirit, tone, torch singer, totality of associations, tracing, track, transcript, transcription, transfer, transferred meaning, treble, trend, turn, type, unadorned meaning, undersong, undertone, value, vein, vocal, vocalist, vocalizer, voice, voice part, warbler, way, yodeler
- (UK) IPA: /tɛnə(ɹ)/ SAMPA: /tEn@(r)/
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- Homophone: tenner
- The translations below need to be checked.
- tenor (musical range, person, instrument or group performing in the tenor range)
From teneō (“hold”).