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From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] tenor (“‘holder’”), from tenere (“‘hold’”) In music, from the notion of the one who holds the melody as opposed to the countertenor.
- (archaic, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) 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. Also a person, instrument, or group that performs in that range.
- tone, as in "I don't like the tenor of this conversation."
- (linguistics) The subject in a metaphor to which attributes are ascribed.
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Adjectivetenor (not comparable)
- of or pertaining to the tenor part or range
- He has a tenor voice.
- tenor (musical range, person, instrument or group performing in the tenor range)
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