Define: Tenor

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Definition: Tenor



What is the dictionary definition of Tenor?

Dictionary Definition


The time that must elapse before a bill of exchange or promissory note becomes due for payment; this is as stated on the bill or note.

Also:

  1. archaic, music Musical part or section that holds or performs the main melody, as opposed to the contratenor bassus and contratenor altus, who perform countermelodies.
  2. obsolete duration; continuance; a state of holding on in a continuous course; general tendency; career.
  3. music Musical range or section higher than bass and lower than alto.

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Synonyms For Tenor


tone, spirit, drift, substance, meaning


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Tenor are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • BusinessDictionary.com
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 5th May 2019.