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noun Music.
  1. ti1.
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or Teh

  1. (in philosophical Taoism) the virtue or power inherent in a person or thing existing in harmony with the Tao.
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Origin of Te

< Chinese (Wade-Giles) te2, (pinyin)
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Historical Examples of tes

  • An' 'tes on'y when I'm a bit low-sperrity-like as I wants to go therr.

    The Foundations (Fourth Series Plays)

    John Galsworthy

  • What I am a-lukin' forward to, though, 'tes a day in the country.

  • Tes, yes, there is far less of condescension in the offer than you suspect.

    A Day's Ride

    Charles James Lever

  • An' 'im so sweet-spoken, tu, 'tes a pleasure to year 'im—Never says a word!

  • I allays like to carry a prayer-book weth me, 'tes oncommon lucky.

    The Birthright

    Joseph Hocking

British Dictionary definitions for tes


abbreviation for
  1. Times Educational Supplement
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the chemical symbol for
  1. tellurium
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  1. music (in tonic sol-fa) the syllable used for the seventh note or subtonic of any scale
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Word Origin for te

see gamut
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tes in Medicine


  1. The symbol for the elementtellurium
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tes in Science


  1. The symbol for tellurium.
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