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ten•or



Pronunciation: (ten'ur), [key]
n.
1. the course of thought or meaning that runs through something written or spoken; purport; drift.
2. continuous course, progress, or movement.
3. Rhet.the subject of a metaphor, as “she” in “She is a rose.” Cf. vehicle (def. 8).
4. Music.
a. the adult male voice intermediate between the bass and the alto or countertenor.
b. a part sung by or written for such a voice, esp. the next to the lowest part in four-part harmony.
c. a singer with such a voice.
d. an instrument corresponding in compass to this voice, esp. the viola.
e. the lowest-toned bell of a peal.
5. quality, character, or condition.

adj.
Music.of, pertaining to, or having the compass of a tenor.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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