‘Tone and tenor’ relates to the way your audience perceives the object being described. Usually, but not always, textual communication is the focus. Alternatively, it might refer to an event.
Although both words have musical meanings. The term “tone and tenor” are sometimes used together as a phrase. In this non-musical sense, tone and tenor mean the overall feeling of the thing being described. Both words are characteristics in this instance, and refer to the sum features of what is being described. They describe the tonality and emotions felt when watching, reading or listening to something.
“The general tone and tenor of the doctor’s address was dreary and unfortunate, everyone wilted upon hearing it”
“The tone and tenor of the news bulletin was quick and straight to the point”
“The club president gave a speech. His tone and tenor was bubbly and bright, everyone enjoyed ity”
The phrase has nothing to do with anything musical. But more to do with the feeling of a speech, article, book, adress (e.t.c) and how it comes across. This is mainly something said about written things, but can be used in a variety of situations:
Tone – A specific characterization of a sound
Tenor – A categorization of singer, or a Musical Cleff between Treble and Bass
sometimes mean completely different things. So there it is this is the end of the article. Now you will understand when someone uses the phrase, and if you stuck around to the end you might’ve refreshed your defintions of the individual words as well! In the end, I will see you later, thank you for reading
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