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Definition of tenor noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] a man's singing voice with a range just below the lowest woman's voice; a man with a tenor voice compare alto, baritone, bass1
  2. 2[singular] a musical part written for a tenor voice
  3. 3[singular] the tenor of something (formal) the general character or meaning of something I was encouraged by the general tenor of his remarks.
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