One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A high tenor.
- ‘It's totally unfair to call him a tenorino.’
- ‘The accomplished and popular tenorino of the operetta company gave an afternoon entertainment.’
- ‘His exquisite tenorino and cheery temperament turned out to be perfectly suited.’
- ‘She has little patience for the inexperienced young man she dismisses as ‘el tenorino’.’
- ‘His voice, a very high tenor (called a tenorino), influenced several generations of vocalists.’
- ‘His voice is very different to the high tenorino so frequently required nowadays.’
- ‘His voice is tenorino, a voice especially suited to the softer passions.’
Italian, diminutive of tenore ‘tenor’.
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