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tenor

ten·or

tenor

 
pronunciation:
te nr
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the meaning or general sense of something spoken or written; purport; drift.
synonyms:
drift, gist, meaning, point, purport, sense, significance, substance
similar words:
connotation, definition, essence, import, thrust
definition 2: a continuous course, movement, activity, or condition, as of a person's life.
synonyms:
continuity, course, drift, movement, progression, sequence
similar words:
development, direction, flow, passage, process, trend
definition 3: in law, the exact wording or meaning of a document, or an exact copy of it.
similar words:
copy, duplicate, facsimile, meaning, reproduction, wording
definition 4: an adult male voice with the highest natural range, or a singer with such a voice.
similar words:
singer, voice
definition 5: a part written for such a voice; in four-part harmony, the next-to-lowest part.
similar words:
composition, melody, part, piece, song
definition 6: an instrument, such as a saxophone, with a range comparable to this voice.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: of, relating to, or having the range of a musical tenor.
derivation: tenorless (adj.)
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  instrument, music