heldentenor

heldentenor

[hel-dn-ten-er; German hel-dn-tey-nohr]
noun, plural heldentenors German, heldentenore [hel-dn-tey-noh-ruh] .
a tenor having a brilliant, powerful voice suited to singing heroic roles, as in Wagnerian opera.
Also called heroic tenor.


Origin:
1925–30; < German, equivalent to Helden- combining form of Held hero + Tenor tenor

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Heldentenor (ˈhɛldəntenoːr)
 
n , pl -tenöre
a tenor with a powerful voice suited to singing heroic roles, esp in Wagner
 
[literally: hero tenor]

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