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tenor
Part of Speech: noun
Results: 6
1. A state of holding on in a continuous course; manner of continuity; constant mode; general tendency; course; career.
4. An exact copy of a writing, set forth in the words and figures of it. It differs from purport, which is only the substance or general import of the instrument.
5. A person who sings the tenor, or the instrument that play it.
6. The higher of the two kinds of voices usually belonging to adult males; hence, the part in the harmony adapted to this voice; the second of the four parts in the scale of sounds, reckoning from the base, and originally the air, to which the other parts were auxillary.
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