tenor noun

1 male singing voice/singer

ADJ. celebrated, famous, great | high | operatic

VERB + TENOR sing We persuaded Jake to sing tenor (= sing the tenor part).

TENOR + VERB sing Three celebrated tenors sang at the president's inauguration.

TENOR + NOUN voice | part, solo | register

2 atmosphere/feeling

ADJ. even Nothing ever changes the even tenor of life in our village. | general, whole The whole tenor of the meeting was very positive.