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Definition of tenor:

  1. A person who sings the tenor, or the instrument that play it.
  2. A state of holding on in a continuous course; manner of continuity; constant mode; general tendency; course; career.
  3. 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.
  4. Stamp; character; nature.
  5. That course of thought which holds on through a discourse; the general drift or course of thought; purport; intent; meaning; understanding.
  6. 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:

pains, form, line, air, melodic line, stress, nervous strain, aim, mental strain, nisus, vocalist, stock, var., striving, burden, melodic phrase, strain, variant, high-pitched, purport, straining, high, tune, import, melody, amount, song, breed, tenor voice, substance.

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