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2 entries found for tenor.
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Main Entry: 1ten·or
Pronunciation: primarystressten-schwar
Function: noun
1 : the general meaning of something spoken or written <the tenor of the book>
2 a : the next to lowest musical part in harmony for four parts -- compare ALTO 1b, 2bass 1a, 2soprano 1 b : the highest natural adult male singing voice or a person who has such a voice c : a person or instrument performing a part next above a bass part
3 : a continuing in a course, movement, or activity <the tenor of my life>

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