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te ner

  • n  the adult male singing voice above baritone
  • n  the pitch range of the highest male voice
  • n  an adult male with a tenor voice
  • n  a settled or prevailing or habitual course of a person's life
    nothing disturbed the even tenor of her ways
  • n  the general meaning or substance of an utterance
    although I disagreed with him I could follow the tenor of his argument
  • s  (of a musical instrument) intermediate between alto and baritone or bass
    a tenor sax
  • s  of or close in range to the highest natural adult male voice
    tenor voice

  • Tip-top Italian-style tenors have always been a scarce commodity, and for the past two decades they have been growing scarcer scarcer.
  • The Italian tenor who helped bring opera into the mainstream is mourned by fans and critics alike.
  • An appreciation of the the Italian opera star, the primissimo tenor of his day, whose voice conquered the world.
News & Articles


  • Placido Domingo in Washington Post
    I always admired the God-given glory of his voice _ that unmistakable special timbre from the bottom up to the very top of the tenor range,Domingo said in a statement from Los Angeles.
  • Barack Obama in Press Trust of India
    Referring to the statements coming from Iranian leadership, Obama said: "I'm very concerned, based on some of the tenor and tone of the statements that have been made, that the government of Iran recognises that the world is watching."
  • Samantha Power in Boston Globe (registration)
    Expressing "deep regret" for the comments, Power said in a statement: "I made inexcusable remarks that are at marked variance from my oft-stated admiration for Senator Clinton and from the spirit, tenor, and purpose of the Obama campaign. And I...

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