What does the word tenor mean?

Usage examples for tenor

  1. By the middle of May the newly engaged tenor, Dr. Lieber, will arrive here, and I shall not fail to study the three parts properly with him and to sing them to him. – Correspondence of Wagner and Liszt, Volume 1 by Francis Hueffer (translator)
  2. He could hear Dick's clear tenor from the bow. – The Doctor A Tale Of The Rockies by Ralph Connor
  3. Don't know; is he a tenor? – The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly by Charles James Lever