1. The male voice which has a range of C below middle C to G above middle C.

    See also Tenore Di Forza, Tenore Robusto, and Heldentenor.

  2. Any instrument of that range is said to be a tenor instrument, such as the tenor saxophone and the tenor recorder, etc.
  3. In Medieval music, the tenor was the foundation or sustaining part or a polyphonic composition, and in the late Medieval era and early Renaissance, the tenor generally was the melody part.


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