Pavarotti is an example of a tenor as he has a high singing voice.
The tenor of her remarks; the tenor of your message.
An example of tenor is the general atmosphere of tension at a tense meeting.
The even tenor of my life.
He has a tenor voice.
Origin of tenor
- Middle English from Anglo-Norman from Latin uninterrupted course from tenēre to hold, continue ten- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition