noun, plural ten·u·es [ten-yoo-eez] /ˈtɛn yuˌiz/.
Origin of tenuis
Examples from the Web for tenues
The mutations seem to have started in the second half of the 6th century in the case of the tenues.
The tenues of the classics (as far as they go) are sharp, the medi flat.A Handbook of the English Language|Robert Gordon Latham
The same remark holds good in the case of the nasal mutation (eclipse) of the tenues.
It is not until much later times that the h in the mutated forms of the tenues, or the use of the dot, was extended to the mediae.
As a rule the medial mutation of the tenues and mediae is not denoted in O. Welsh.