|1.||[ noun ] (music) the pitch range of the highest male voice|
|2.||[ noun ] (music) the adult male singing voice above baritone|
|3.||[ noun ] (music,performing arts) an adult male with a tenor voice|
|Related terms:||singer john_mccormick domingo lauritz_lebrecht_hommel_melchior luciano_pavarotti caruso|
|4.||[ adjective ] of or close in range to the highest natural adult male voice|
|5.||[ adjective ] (of a musical instrument) intermediate between alto and baritone or bass|
"a tenor sax"
|Related terms:||music high|
|6.||[ noun ] pervading note of an utterance|
"I could follow the general tenor of his argument"
|Related terms:||meaning drift|