contralto

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con·tral·to

 (kən-trăl′tō)
n. pl. con·tral·tos Music
1. The lowest female voice or voice part, intermediate in range between soprano and tenor.
2. A woman having a contralto voice.

[Italian : contra-, below (from Latin contrā-, contra-) + alto, alto; see alto.]

contralto

(kənˈtræltəʊ; -ˈtrɑːl-)
n, pl -tos or -ti (-tɪ)
1. (Music, other) the lowest female voice, usually having a range of approximately from F a fifth below middle C to D a ninth above it. In the context of a choir often shortened to: alto
2. (Music, other) a singer with such a voice
adj
(Music, other) of or denoting a contralto: the contralto part.
[C18: from Italian; see contra-, alto]

con•tral•to

(kənˈtræl toʊ)

n., pl. -tos.
1. the lowest female voice or voice part, intermediate between soprano and tenor.
2. a singer with a contralto voice.
[1720–30; < Italian, =contr(a) contra-2 + alto alto]

contralto

The lowest range of any female voice.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.contralto - a woman singer having a contralto voicecontralto - a woman singer having a contralto voice
singer, vocalist, vocalizer, vocaliser - a person who sings
2.contralto - the lowest female singing voicecontralto - the lowest female singing voice  
singing voice - the musical quality of the voice while singing
Adj.1.contralto - of or being the lowest female voicecontralto - of or being the lowest female voice
low-pitched, low - used of sounds and voices; low in pitch or frequency

contralto

adjective
Being a sound produced by a relatively small frequency of vibrations:
Translations

contralto

[kənˈtræltəʊ]
A. N (contraltos or contralti (pl)) [kənˈtræltɪ] (= person) → contralto f
B. CPD [voice] → de contralto

contralto

[kənˈtrɑːltəʊ]
n
(= singer) → contralto m
(= voice) → contralto m
modif [voice] → de contralto; [part, aria] → pour contralto

contralto

n (= voice)Alt m; (= singer also)Altist(in) m(f)
adj voiceAlt-; the contralto partdie Altstimme, der Alt

contralto

[kənˈtræltəʊ] ncontralto