heldentenor

play
noun, often capitalized hel·den·te·nor \ˈhel-dən-ˌtā-ˌnȯr, -ˌte-nər\

Definition of heldentenor

  1. :  a tenor with a powerful, dramatic voice well suited to heroic roles (as in Wagnerian operas)

Origin and Etymology of heldentenor

German, from Held hero + Tenor tenor


First Known Use: circa 1903

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