tenor voice

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tenor voice the adult male singing voice above baritone
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Usage

In literature:

I rather think she will be dark, and wear eyeglasses, and have a brother who is musical, and has a tenor voice.
"The Fortunes of the Farrells" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
He was musical, playing the cornet and having an unusual tenor voice.
"The Recent Revolution in Organ Building" by George Laing Miller
As soon as they understood the tenor of Captain Broderick's address they began shouting and clashing their shields to drown his voice.
"Hendricks the Hunter" by W.H.G. Kingston
She was just serving the melting tenor when she heard her father's voice in the hall.
"Prudence Says So" by Ethel Hueston
He has a remarkably fine tenor voice for an amateur.
"The Children of Wilton Chase" by Mrs. L. T. Meade
Those who should best understand these matters say that the tenor is the most common voice with men.
"The King's Warrant" by Alfred H. Engelbach
He had never raised his mild tenor voice to damn anybody in his life.
"The Rough Road" by William John Locke
He has a splendid tenor voice, and the Crane can sing bass.
"Marjorie Dean" by Pauline Lester
Simeon G. possessed a tenor voice of extraordinary compass, singing high C with the greatest ease.
"Music and Some Highly Musical People" by James M. Trotter
There was a young man close behind him with a tenor voice that pierced him like a pain.
"The Combined Maze" by May Sinclair
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In poetry:

How nonchalantly she wears her clothes,
How expensive they are as well!
And the sound of her voice is as soft and deep
As the Christ Church tenor bell.
"Lenten Thoughts Of A High Anglican" by Sir John Betjeman
Yes, I shall swear by you, my verse,
I shall wheeze out, before I swoon:
You're not a tenor's shape and voice,
You're summer travelling third class,
You are a suburb, not a tune.
"Poetry" by Boris Pasternak
Ahasuerus Jenkins of the "Operatic Own,"
Was dowered with a tenor voice of super-Santley tone.
His views on equitation were, perhaps, a trifle queer.
He had no seat worth mentioning, but oh! he had an ear.
"Army Headquarters" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

Cleve Duncan, 78, whose soaring tenor voice as lead singer for the Penguins helped propel the 1954 doo-wop ballad "Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine)" to rock 'n' roll immortality, died Nov 7 in Los Angeles.
Cleve Duncan, whose soaring tenor voice as lead singer for the Penguins helped propel the 1954 doo-wop ballad "Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine)" to rock 'n' roll immortality, died on Nov 7 in Los Angeles.
In recent years, audiences around the world have rediscovered the power and romance of the classical tenor voice.
JEAN DEIS , a tenor and professor of voice at Indiana University, gave a recital at Merkin Concert Hall Monday evening that marked his return to performing after a protracted struggle with cancer.
Luciano Pavarotti who died yesterday at age 71 was, like only a select number of operatic tenors, immediately recognizable on hearing his glorious voice.
The author of "Ulysses" and "Finnegans Wake" loved vocal music, had a fine though small tenor voice, and littered his works with references and allusions to operatic arias and popular songs.
Craig Phillips, voice, bass Christopher Herbert, voice, baritone Steven Caldicott Wilson, voice, tenor Geoffrey Williams, voice, countertenor.
He's blessed with a tenor voice of extraordinary range, which often earns him comparisons to Gene Pitney or Roy Orbison.
Hear that voice, a feathery tenor with a hint of soulful grit.
In a story Nov 23, The Associated Press reported that Canadian tenor Josef Kaiser was unable to sing in a performance of "Alceste" because of a sudden voice loss.
Il Volo brings their teenaged tenor voices to the Paramount .
Cleve Duncan, 78, whose soaring tenor voice as lead singer for the Penguins helped propel the 1954 doo-wop ballad "Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine)" to rock 'n' roll immortality, died Nov 7 in Los Angeles.
Too often his image draws the focus away from his one-of-a-kind voice, which leaps effortlessly from barrel-chested baritone to a dark, leathery tenor.
Gluck opera shines despite tenor 's voice loss.
Introduced to international audiences as a member of the Three Irish Tenors , Tynan quickly became known for his unique voice and irresistible appeal.
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In science:

In music of four parts (e.g., bass, tenor, alto, and soprano), there are certain general rules of voice leading that should be followed.
Music in Terms of Science
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