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Meaning of “tenor” in the English Dictionary

"tenor" in British English

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tenornoun

uk   /ˈten.ər/  us   //
  • tenor noun (MUSIC)

[C] a ​malesinger with a high ​voice, or (​especially in ​combinations) a ​musicalinstrument that has the same ​range of ​notes as the tenor ​singingvoice: a tenor ​saxophone
(Definition of tenor from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"tenor" in American English

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tenornoun

 us   /ˈten·ər/
  • tenor noun (VOICE)

[C] a man’s ​singingvoice in the ​highestrange, or a ​person or ​musicalinstrument with this ​range
  • tenor noun (CHARACTER)

[U] the ​character or ​usualpattern of something: Suddenly the tenor of the ​meetingchanged, and ​peoplestartedinsulting each other.
(Definition of tenor from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"tenor" in Business English

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tenornoun [S or U]

uk   us   /ˈtenər/
FINANCE the ​period of ​time before something becomes ​due for ​payment: Buyers were chiefly interested in the one-month tenor. securities of similar tenor and ​quality
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(Definition of tenor from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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