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Synonyms for tenor
ˈtɛn ər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tenor, tenor voice(noun)

    the adult male singing voice above baritone

    Synonyms:
    tenor voice, strain

    Antonyms:
    low, low-pitched

  2. tenor(noun)

    the pitch range of the highest male voice

    Synonyms:
    tenor voice, strain

    Antonyms:
    low-pitched, low

  3. tenor(noun)

    an adult male with a tenor voice

    Synonyms:
    tenor voice, strain

    Antonyms:
    low-pitched, low

  4. tenor(noun)

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

    "nothing disturbed the even tenor of her ways"

    Synonyms:
    tenor voice, strain

    Antonyms:
    low, low-pitched

  5. tenor, strain(adj)

    the general meaning or substance of an utterance

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

    Synonyms:
    tune, melody, form, pains, straining, strain, melodic line, stress, breed, var., air, variant, nisus, line, tenor voice, stock, striving, nervous strain, melodic phrase, mental strain, song

    Antonyms:
    low, low-pitched

  6. tenor(adj)

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

    "a tenor sax"

    Antonyms:
    low-pitched, low

  7. tenor(adj)

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

    "tenor voice"

    Antonyms:
    low-pitched, low

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. tenor

    Synonyms:
    drift, purport, intent, course, character, sense, stamp, meaning, effect, aim, scope, direction

    Antonyms:
    unmeaningness, purposelessness, irrelevance, discursiveness, incoherence, variance, divergence

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. tenor(n.)

    Synonyms:
    course, manner, fashion, mood, form, cast, cut, stamp, tone, tendency, character

  2. tenor(n.)

    Synonyms:
    meaning, intent, purport, import, sense, spirit, drift, gist, significance

  3. tenor(n.)

    Synonyms:
    (Music.) highest part (for a man's voice)

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    sax, content, tone

How to pronounce tenor?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say tenor in sign language?

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How to use tenor in a sentence?

  1. Marc Fratepietro:

    Market conditions are exceptionally favorable for issuers, in some markets issuers can optimize either price, size or tenor. In this market issuers can get all three.

  2. Henry Ford:

    Asking 'Who ought to be the boss' is like asking 'Who ought to be the tennor in the quartet' Obviously, the man who can sing tenor.

  3. Robert LaVoy Finicum:

    We used to could walk up to them and talk with the FBI agents in a friendly manner... but the tenor has changed, they have become more hardened. When they step out of their vehicles now they're stepping out with their rifles and they're not willing to engage in just friendly dialogue...

  4. Thomas Gray:

    Far from the madding crowd's ignoble strife, Their sober wishes never learn'd to stray; Along the cool sequester'd vale of life They kept the noiseless tenor of their way.

  5. Evelyn Waugh:

    An artist must be a reactionary. He has to stand out against the tenor of the age and not go flopping along.


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