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tenor

 
Adjective tenor has 2 senses
  1. tenor - (of a musical instrument) intermediate between alto and baritone or bass; "a tenor sax"
    Antonyms:
    low, low-pitched (indirect, via high)
  2. tenor - of or close in range to the highest natural adult male voice; "tenor voice"
    Antonyms:
    low, low-pitched (indirect, via high)
Noun tenor has 4 senses
  1. tenor, tenor voice - the adult male singing voice above baritone
    --1 is a kind of singing voice
  2. tenor - the pitch range of the highest male voice
    --2 is a kind of
    high pitch, high frequency
  3. tenor - an adult male with a tenor voice
    --3 is a kind of
    singer, vocalist, vocalizer, vocaliser
    --3 has particulars:
     Caruso, Enrico Caruso; Domingo, Placido Domingo; McCormick, John McCormick; Melchior, Lauritz Melchior, Lauritz Lebrecht Hommel Melchior; Pavarotti, Luciano Pavarotti
  4. tenor, strain - pervading note of an utterance; "I could follow the general tenor of his argument"
    --4 is a kind of meaning, substance
    --4 has particulars: drift, purport
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