Definitions

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  • adj. Of, pertaining or proper to the tenor voice

Etymologies

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tenor +‎ -ial

Examples

  • Mr. Domingo, still in astonishingly robust voice, dominated his scenes; Mr. Castronovo, in a more lyric tenorial vein, brought both passion and restraint to Mario, and seemed to be singing in a different opera.

    When Postman and Poet Meet

  • OK, that's an exaggeration, but the singer's dusky voice plays tricks on you before you realize his brighter tenorial overtones barely trump their subterranean brethren for ultimate categorization.

    Rodney Punt: Jonas Kaufmann Triumphs in Lieder Recital for LA Opera

  • (Next month: the tenorial high-maintenance gloss of hollandaise sauce.) posted by Matthew @ 3: 05 PM

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • And if the last-minute Mario Cavaradossi of Ian DeNolfo was as woefully short on any sense of a musically shaped line as he was long on a genuine tenorial ring, that didn't matter much.

    Not to Worry, Opera Fans-Cooperstown's in Fine Shape

  • In Boccanegra he had more opportunity to exploit his incomparable stage presence, offering his now familiar tenorial take on the baritone title role.

    Evening Standard - Home

  • Mr. Storey possesses a youthful voice of great strength and beauty that he used with considerable artistry throughout this daunting tenorial escapade.

    Opera Today

  • The role of Johnson gives him ample opportunities to luxuriate in tenorial top notes and unleash impassioned phrases.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Until then, the young Catalonian - who included among his heroes Mario Lanza and Enrico Caruso - was gradually challenging the tenorial supremacy of Pavarotti and Domingo.

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  • Nemorino, Mexican tenor Ramón Vargas, downed his two bottles and never faltered from consummate Italian tenorial schooling, even while dancing the two step, a tango or the doing the Lindy.

    Opera Today

  • When Peter Seiffert made his 2004 Met debut in the title role of Wagner's Tannhäuser, the New York Times reported that he "has plenty of Wagnerian power and, rarer, a true tenorial cast to his sound."

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