contralto


con·tral·to

noun \kən-ˈtral-(ˌ)tō\

: the lowest female singing voice; also : a female singer with such a voice

plural con·tral·tos

Full Definition of CONTRALTO

1
a :  a singing voice having a range between tenor and mezzo-soprano
b :  a person having this voice
2
:  the part sung by a contralto

Examples of CONTRALTO

  1. a duet performed by a soprano and a contralto

Origin of CONTRALTO

Italian, from contra- + alto
First Known Use: 1740

Other Music Terms

cacophony, chorister, concerto, counterpoint, madrigal, obbligato, presto, presto, refrain, riff, segue

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