(?), a. (Zol.) Thin-billed; -- applied to birds with a slender bill, as the humming birds.
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(?), n. pl. [NL.] (Zol.) An artificial group of passerine birds having slender bills, as the humming birds.
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(?), n.;
pl. Tenues (#).
[NL., fr. L. tenuis fine, thin. See Tenuous.] (Gr. Gram.) One of the three surd mutes , , ; -- so called in relation to their respective middle letters, or medials, , , , and their aspirates, , , . The term is also applied to the corresponding letters and articulate elements in other languages.
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