The high male singing
voice in opera
, and music
in general, with a singing range from C3 (an octave
below middle C
) to C5 (a man's high C
) an octave above.
Situated between the contralto
, the tenor usually plays the male lead in opera and musical theater
, usually a young romantic
Many pop singers are tenors, although the vocal subcategories used in opera are not applied to them. Examples include Justin Timberlake
, Clay Aiken
, Adam Lambert
, Matthew Morrison
, Darren Criss
, Chord Overstreet
, Freddy Mercury
, Steven Tyler
, and Adam Pascal
The highest male singing voice. Usually plays the hero, the lover in opera or musical plays. They get all of the best pieces written for the male voice.
The countertenor has the normal range, speaking and singing, as a regular tenor, but is capable of singing in the contralto
, and, sometimes, even soprano
ranges. They use falsetto, rather than their lower range, when singing.
The lyric tenor is the lighter, sweeter sounding, while the dramatic tenor has a stronger, richer, more heroic voice.
There's the Heldentenor, and he looks interested in the dramatic soprano, all decked out in her brass chestplate and horned helmet.
The Higher masculine voicing in choral music. Just above the Baritone. It may be divided into two classifications: Tenor and Countertenor; Countertenor being the highest voicing. Other genres of tenors include the Heldentener and the Lyrical Tenor.
The tenors sang the fifth in the chord at the end of the movement.
The highest male register in standard music. In four part music, Tenor is the second to the lowest part in the music, above Baritone/Bass and below the female register of Alto in four part music.
Luciano Pavarotti is a very well known tenor.
The period of validity or continuity of a given arrangement, situation, undertaking or obligation.
The tenor of a loan, bill or draft; the tenor of his work with the company, the tenor of his employment before retirement
A faggot often found on irc.
Wow that guy acts alot like tenor