how to pronounce tenor


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the above transcription of tenor is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

tenor is pronounced in two syllables

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video examples of tenor pronunciation

An example use of tenor in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… which is the tenor bell here the biggest …”

meaning of tenor

Tenor is a male voice.

tenor frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word tenor occurs in english on average 4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics tenor can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that tenor can be often used in the following areas:

1) education, science, and technology;

2) leisure and entertainment;

words with pronunciation similar to tenor


words that rhyme with tenor


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