noun, plural ten·u·es [ten-yoo-eez] /ˈtɛn yuˌiz/.

an unaspirated, voiceless plosive.

Origin of tenuis

1640–50; < Latin: thin, fine, slender; akin to thin
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noun plural tenues (ˈtɛnjʊˌiːz)

(in the grammar of classical Greek) any of the voiceless stops as represented by kappa, pi, or tau (k, p, t)

Word Origin for tenuis

C17: from Latin: thin
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