Definition of tenor

Scrabble & Words with friends points


  • tenor is a valid Scrabble US word with a point value of 5
  • tenor is a valid Scrabble UK word with a point value of 5
  • tenor is a valid Words with friends word with a point value of 6

Definition of tenor


  • the general meaning or substance of an utterance (noun)

    Examples

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

    Synonyms

    1. strain
  • the adult male singing voice above baritone (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. tenor voice
  • an adult male with a tenor voice (noun)
  • a settled or prevailing or habitual course of a person's life (noun)

    Examples

    1. nothing disturbed the even tenor of her ways
  • (of a musical instrument) intermediate between alto and baritone or bass (adjective)

    Examples

    1. a tenor sax
  • of or close in range to the highest natural adult male voice (adjective)

    Examples

    1. tenor voice
  • the pitch range of the highest male voice (noun)

See definition of tenor in Merriam Webster

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