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See also: ténue, tènue, and tênue

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French.

NounEdit

tenue (plural tenues)

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

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /tə.ny/
  • (file)

NounEdit

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

ParticipleEdit

tenue

  1. feminine singular of the past participle of tenir

Further readingEdit


ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin tenuis.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

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 termsEdit


LatinEdit

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin tenuis. Cognate with English tenuous.

AdjectiveEdit

tenue (plural tenues)

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