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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.]
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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
(Music, other) of or denoting a contralto: the contralto part.
[C18: from Italian; see contra-, alto]
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n., pl. -tos.
1. the lowest female voice or voice part, intermediate between soprano and tenor.
2. a singer with a contralto voice.
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The lowest range of any female voice.
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|Noun||1.||contralto - a woman singer having a contralto voice|
|2.||contralto - the lowest female singing voice |
singing voice - the musical quality of the voice while singing
|Adj.||1.||contralto - of or being the lowest female voice|
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A. N (contraltos or contralti (pl)) [kənˈtræltɪ] (= person) → contralto f
B. CPD [voice] → de contralto
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contralto[kənˈtræltəʊ] n → contralto
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