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Dictionary definition for: Tenor

1. (n) the adult male singing voice above baritone

2. (s) (of a musical instrument) intermediate between alto and baritone or bass; "a tenor sax"

3. (n) the pitch range of the highest male voice

4. (s) of or close in range to the highest natural adult male voice; "tenor voice"

5. (n) an adult male with a tenor voice

6. (n) pervading note of an utterance; "I could follow the general tenor of his argument"

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