Complete Definition of "tenor"

English
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Etymology
From Latin tenor, holder, from tenere, hold. In music, from the notion of the one who holds the melody as opposed to the countertenor.

Pronunciation
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Noun
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#archaic musical part or section that holds or performs the main melody, as opposed to the contratenor bassus and contratenor altus, who perform countermelodies.

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

Translations
trans-top|(archaic) musical part or section
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trans-top|musical range
Finnish: t|fi|tenori
Hungarian: t|hu|tenor
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trans-top|tone
Finnish: t|fi|sävy
Hungarian: t|hu|tónus
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trans-top|(linguistics)
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ttbc|Danish: tenor (2)
ttbc|Dutch: tenor
ttbc|French: ténor m (2)
ttbc|German: Tenor m (1,2,3)
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ttbc|Italian: tenore
ttbc|Quechua: karyisterem
ttbc|Slovene: tenor m
ttbc|Vietnamese:
:bè têno (?)
:person: giá»ng nam cao; instrument: kèn têno
:tinh thần chung
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Adjective
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  1. of or pertaining to the tenor part or range

#: He has a tenor voice.

Translations
trans-top|of or pertaining to the tenor part or range
Hungarian: t|hu|tenor
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Vietnamese: nam cao
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Danish

Noun
tenor

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

Latin

Noun
tenor, tenoris m

  1. holder

Related terms
alto
altus
countertenor
bass
bassus
tenuous
tenant

Category:Musical Voices and Registers

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