contralto

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noun con·tral·to \kən-ˈtral-(ˌ)tō\

Definition of contralto

plural

contraltos

  1. 1 a :  a singing voice having a range between tenor and mezzo-soprano b :  a person having this voice

  2. 2 :  the part sung by a contralto

Examples of contralto in a sentence

  1. a duet performed by a soprano and a contralto

Origin and Etymology of contralto

Italian, from contra- + alto


First Known Use: 1740


CONTRALTO Defined for English Language Learners

contralto

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noun con·tral·to \kən-ˈtral-(ˌ)tō\

Definition of contralto for English Language Learners

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


CONTRALTO Defined for Kids

contralto

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noun con·tral·to \kən-ˈtral-tō\

Definition of contralto for Students

plural

contraltos

  1. 1 :  the lowest female singing voice :  alto

  2. 2 :  a singer with a low female singing voice


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