tenor

Part of speech: noun

A settled course.

Part of speech: noun

General purport.

Part of speech: noun

The highest adult male voice, or a singer having such a voice.

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Usage examples "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", Francis Hueffer (translator).
  2. He could hear Dick's clear tenor from the bow. - "The Doctor A Tale Of The Rockies", Ralph Connor.
  3. Don't know; is he a tenor? - "The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly", Charles James Lever.