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Meaning of heldentenor

hel•den•ten•or

Pronunciation: (hel'dn-ten"ur Ger. hel'dn-tā-nōr"), [key]
— pl. -ten•ors, -te•no•re
  1. a tenor having a brilliant, powerful voice suited to singing heroic roles, as in Wagnerian opera. Also called
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