n.进程,路程,要旨,大意,男高音,誊本 adj.[音] 男高音的
tain,ten,tin＝to hold,to keep（安静）
n [U] the ~ of sth
1 general routine or course of sth （某事的）常规, 进展方向
*disrupting the even tenor of her life 打乱她的生活规律.
2 general meaning or drift of sth （某事的）要旨, 大意
*know enough of the language to grasp the tenor of what is being said 懂得该种语言足以了解对方谈话的大意.
n (music 音)
1 (a) highest normal adult male voice 男高音.
(b) singer with such a voice 男高音歌手.
(c) part written for such a voice （乐谱中的）男高音部.
2 [esp attrib 尤作定语] instrument with a range about that of a tenor voice 音域相当于次中音的乐器
*a tenor saxophone 次中音萨克管.