Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun tenor

5 senses of tenor

Sense 1
tenor, tenor voice -- (the adult male singing voice above baritone)
       => singing voice -- (the musical quality of the voice while singing)

Sense 2
tenor -- (the pitch range of the highest male voice)
       => pitch -- (the property of sound that varies with variation in the frequency of vibration)

Sense 3
tenor -- (an adult male with a tenor voice)
       => singer, vocalist, vocalizer, vocaliser -- (a person who sings)

Sense 4
tenor -- (a settled or prevailing or habitual course of a person's life; "nothing disturbed the even tenor of her ways")
       => direction -- (a general course along which something has a tendency to develop; "I couldn't follow the direction of his thoughts"; "his ideals determined the direction of his career"; "they proposed a new direction for the firm")

Sense 5
tenor, strain -- (the general meaning or substance of an utterance; "although I disagreed with him I could follow the tenor of his argument")
       => meaning, substance -- (the idea that is intended; "What is the meaning of this proverb?")

Antonyms of adj tenor

2 senses of tenor

Sense 1
tenor -- ((of a musical instrument) intermediate between alto and baritone or bass; "a tenor sax")

INDIRECT (VIA high) -> low, low-pitched -- (used of sounds and voices; low in pitch or frequency)

Sense 2
tenor -- (of or close in range to the highest natural adult male voice; "tenor voice")

INDIRECT (VIA high) -> low, low-pitched -- (used of sounds and voices; low in pitch or frequency)

Similarity of adj tenor

2 senses of tenor

Sense 1
tenor -- ((of a musical instrument) intermediate between alto and baritone or bass; "a tenor sax")
       => high (vs. low), high-pitched -- (used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency)

Sense 2
tenor -- (of or close in range to the highest natural adult male voice; "tenor voice")
       => high (vs. low), high-pitched -- (used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency)

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