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heldentenor

[ hel-dn-ten-er; German hel-dn-tey-nohr ]
/ 藞h蓻l dn藢t蓻n 蓹r; German 藞h蓻l dn te瑟藢no蕣r /
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noun, plural hel路den路ten路ors, German hel路den路te路no路re [hel-dn-tey-noh-ruh]. /藞h蓻l dn te瑟藢no蕣 r蓹/.
a tenor having a brilliant, powerful voice suited to singing heroic roles, as in Wagnerian opera.
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Also called heroic tenor.

Origin of heldentenor

1925鈥30; <German, equivalent to Helden- combining form of Held hero + Tenortenor

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British Dictionary definitions for heldentenor

Heldentenor
/ German (藞h蓻ld蓹nteno藧r) /

noun plural -ten枚re (-te藞n酶藧r蓹)
a tenor with a powerful voice suited to singing heroic roles, esp in Wagner

Word Origin for Heldentenor

literally: hero tenor
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