The higher of the two kinds of voices usually belonging to adult males; hence, the part in the harmony adapted to this voice; the second of the four parts in the scale of sounds, reckoning from the base, and originally the air, to which the other parts were auxillary.
A person who sings the tenor, or the instrument that play it.
Specifically, one of the smaller drones that extend away from the bass and the piper's head. More generally, any part that has to do with a tenor, e.g. "a set of drone reeds is a bass and two tenors ."
in Western harmony, the 3rd highest voice, higher than bass but lower than alto
The tenor is the highest natural male voice (both alto & counter-tenor being artificially produced). The tenor's normal vocal range is roughly C to C, although some Italian Bel canto roles go a little higher. The word tenor is derived from the Latin term tenere meaning to hold.
The higher of the male voices.
Male voice of high range. Also a part, often structural, in polyphony.
the male voice, or instrument, with the highest range
Instruments in the tenor range. It is between the alto and baritone parts. The term received its name from the Latin tenere meaning "to hold". It was named this because in medieval music this part held the basic melodic line.
a high pitched male voice
the adult male singing voice above baritone
an adult male with a tenor voice
(of a musical instrument) intermediate between alto and baritone or bass; "a tenor sax"
the voice above the bass, often that played by the thumb of the left hand. Not a jazz term.
Having a range between bass and alto. The highest natural range for an adult male voice.
"Holder." A high male voice between alto and baritone. In early polyphonic music, it sang the cantus firmus in long held notes. Instruments in the tenor range.
a structural voice near or at the bottom of the musical texture in polyphonic works. During the Middle Ages, the tenor is the part which is most likely to have borrowed material (a plainchant excerpt, for instance). It is also the part which is most likely to employ melodic repetition or to use isorhythm. It also provides part of the contrapuntal harmonic foundation for compositions; see discant-tenor framework.
a high man's voice; also, a voice part which falls into that register. During the fourteenth century, the "tenorista" was often a highly-paid soloist.
the highest-pitched male voice; the range of pitch of an instrument within a particular family of instruments.
The highest adult male singing voice.
The range of a voice between counter tenor and baritone. The second lowest part in a four-part arrangement.
The highest natural male voice. Often the lead male character within the opera.
The highest category of the male voice range.
High male voice. Next to the lowest musical part.
Male singer with a high range. Currently the most famous, known collectively as "The Three Tenors," are José Carreras, Plácido Domingo, and Luciano Pavarotti.
(L. tenere: "to hold"). In polyphony between about 1200 and 1500, the structurally fundamental voice or instrument; by the 15th century it came to signify the male voice that sang such parts, and later it was applied not only to singers covering roughly c2 to a4 but also instrumental parts occupying approximately that register. [ The New Grove.
The highest normal male voice.
Highest pitched of the male voices, except for the counter-tenor.