Meaning of “tenor” in the English Dictionary

"tenor" in English

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(Definition of “tenor” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"tenor" in American English

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us /ˈten·ər/

tenor noun (VOICE)

[ C ] a man’s singing voice in the highest range, or a person or musical instrument with this range

tenor noun (CHARACTER)

[ U ] the character or usual pattern of something:

Suddenly the tenor of the meeting changed, and people started insulting 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 /ˈtenər/ us

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


(Definition of “tenor” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)