(noun, adjective)


1. (of a musical instrument) intermediate between alto and baritone or bass

- a tenor sax

Similar word(s): high

2. of or close in range to the highest natural adult male voice

- tenor voice

Similar word(s): high

Sentences with tenor as an adjective:

- He has a tenor voice.


1. the adult male singing voice above baritone

Definition categories: communication

2. the pitch range of the highest male voice

Definition categories: attribute, pitch

3. an adult male with a tenor voice

Definition categories: person, singer, vocalist, vocalizer

4. a settled or prevailing or habitual course of a person's life

- nothing disturbed the even tenor of her ways

Definition categories: thought, direction

5. the general meaning or substance of an utterance

- although I disagreed with him I could follow the tenor of his argument

Similar word(s): strain

Definition categories: thought, meaning, substance