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contralto

noun con·tral·to \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
CONTRALTOS Defined for Kids

contralto

noun con·tral·to \kən-ˈtral-tō\
plural con·tral·tos

Definition of CONTRALTO for Kids

1
:  the lowest female singing voice :  alto
2
:  a singer with a low female singing voice

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