Associations to the word «Tenor»


TENOR, noun. (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.
TENOR, noun. (obsolete) duration; continuance; a state of holding on in a continuous course; general tendency; career.
TENOR, noun. (music) Musical range or section higher than bass and lower than alto.
TENOR, noun. A person, instrument, or group that performs in the tenor (higher than bass and lower than alto) range.
TENOR, noun. Tone, as of a conversation.
TENOR, noun. (linguistics) The subject in a metaphor to which attributes are ascribed.
TENOR, noun. (finance) Time to maturity of a bond.
TENOR, noun. Stamp; character; nature.
TENOR, noun. (legal) 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.
TENOR, noun. That course of thought which holds on through a discourse; the general drift or course of thought; purport; intent; meaning; understanding.
TENOR, adjective. (Can we verify([1]) this sense?) Of or pertaining to the tenor part or range.
TENOR BANJO, noun. (musical instrument) A type of small banjo-like stringed instrument with a short neck, usually with 17 or 19 frets and four strings, and played with a plectrum, originating in American jazz music.
TENOR BANJOIST, noun. Someone who plays a tenor banjo.
TENOR BANJOISTS, noun. Plural of tenor banjoist
TENOR BANJOS, noun. Plural of tenor banjo
TENOR CLEF, noun. (music) a musical clef that is higher than the bass clef and lower than the alto clef where the A that is a third lower than middle C is the center line
TENOR CLEFS, noun. Plural of tenor clef
TENOR DRUM, noun. (musical instrument) A low-pitched drum used in Western orchestral music and for marching, such as in the military and in parades.
TENOR DRUMMER, noun. One who plays the tenor drum.
TENOR DRUMMERS, noun. Plural of tenor drummer
TENOR DRUMS, noun. Plural of tenor drum
TENOR GUITAR, noun. (musical instrument) A type of small guitar-like stringed instrument with four strings, usually with four strings and a normal guitar-shaped body, originating in American jazz music.
TENOR GUITARIST, noun. Someone who plays a tenor guitar.
TENOR GUITARISTS, noun. Plural of tenor guitarist
TENOR GUITARS, noun. Plural of tenor guitar
TENOR HORN, noun. Synonym of althorn.
TENOR HORNIST, noun. Someone who plays the tenor horn
TENOR HORNISTS, noun. Plural of tenor hornist
TENOR HORNS, noun. Plural of tenor horn
TENOR SAXOPHONE, noun. (musical instruments) A member of the saxophone family of woodwind instruments that is smaller than the baritone saxophone but larger than the alto saxophone.
TENOR SAXOPHONES, noun. Plural of tenor saxophone

Dictionary definition

TENOR, noun. The adult male singing voice above baritone.
TENOR, noun. The pitch range of the highest male voice.
TENOR, noun. An adult male with a tenor voice.
TENOR, noun. A settled or prevailing or habitual course of a person's life; "nothing disturbed the even tenor of her ways".
TENOR, noun. The general meaning or substance of an utterance; "although I disagreed with him I could follow the tenor of his argument".
TENOR, adjective. (of a musical instrument) intermediate between alto and baritone or bass; "a tenor sax".
TENOR, adjective. Of or close in range to the highest natural adult male voice; "tenor voice".

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