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Etymology

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.

Pronunciation

Homophones

Noun

Singular
tenor

Plural
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  1. (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.
  2. (music) musical range or section higher than bass and lower than alto. Also a person, instrument, or group that performs in that range.
  3. tone, as in "I don't like the tenor of this conversation."
  4. (linguistics) The subject in a metaphor to which attributes are ascribed.

Translations

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Adjective

tenor (not comparable)

Positive
tenor

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. of or pertaining to the tenor part or range
    He has a tenor voice.

Translations


Danish

Noun

tenor c (singular indefinite en tenor, singular definite tenoren, plural indefinite tenorer, plural definite tenorerne)

  1. tenor (musical range, person, instrument or group performing in the tenor range)

Latin

Noun

tenor, tenoris m

  1. holder

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