tenue

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See also: ténue, tènue, and tênue

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French.

Noun[edit]

tenue (plural tenues)

  1. bearing, carriage, deportment
  2. mode of dress

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tenue f (plural tenues)

  1. maintenance, upkeep
  2. running (of a shop)
  3. (music) holding, sustaining (of a note)
  4. manners, (good) behaviour (UK) / behavior (US)
  5. quality, standard
  6. posture
  7. (finance) performance
  8. dress, appearance

Participle[edit]

tenue

  1. feminine singular of the past participle of tenir

Further reading[edit]


Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin tenuis.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

tenue (masculine and feminine plural tenui)

  1. soft (colour)
    rosso tenuesoft red
  2. feeble (voice)
  3. faint (sunlight)
    una tenue lucea faint light
  4. (figuratively) slight, slender (hopes etc)
    un tenue desiderioa faint desire

Derived terms[edit]


Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

tenue

  1. nominative neuter singular of tenuis
  2. accusative neuter singular of tenuis
  3. vocative neuter singular of tenuis

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin tenuis.

Adjective[edit]

tenue (plural tenues)

  1. tenuous, thin, weak
  2. faint, dim, soft