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coun·ter·ten·or

 (koun′tər-tĕn′ər)
n.
1. An adult male voice with a range above that of tenor.
2. A singer having a voice within this range.
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countertenor

(ˌkaʊntəˈtɛnə)
n
1. (Music, other) an adult male voice with an alto range
2. (Music, other) a singer with such a voice
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coun•ter•ten•or

(ˈkaʊn tərˌtɛn ər)

n.
1. a tenor who can approximate the vocal range of a female alto without resort to falsetto.
2. a voice part for a countertenor.
[1350–1400; Middle English, appar. < Anglo-French; compare Middle French contreteneur, Italian contratenore=contra- contra-2 + tenore tenor]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.countertenor - a male singer with a voice above that of a tenor
alto - a singer whose voice lies in the alto clef
2.countertenor - the highest adult male singing voicecountertenor - the highest adult male singing voice
singing voice - the musical quality of the voice while singing
Adj.1.countertenor - of or being the highest male voicecountertenor - of or being the highest male voice; having a range above that of tenor
high-pitched, high - used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency
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Translations

countertenor

[ˈkaʊntəˌtenəʳ]
A. Ncontratenor m
B. CPD [voice] → de contratenor
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countertenor

counter-tenor [ˈkaʊntərtɛnər] nhaute-contre mcounter-terrorism counterterrorism [ˌkaʊntərˈtɛrərɪzəm]
modif [official, expert, agent] → de l'antiterrorismecounter-terrorist [ˌkaʊntərˈtɛrərɪst] adjantiterroriste
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countertenor

[ˌkaʊntəˈtɛnəʳ] ntenore m leggero
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Nor could I find the name of the wonderfully assured male alto singing the important solo during Bernstein's Chichester Psalms, in which the NYO Wales was joined by the remarkable National Youth Choir of Wales, singing, of course, in the specified Hebrew.
What is the proper musical name for a male alto? 5.
Not incidentally did Zelenka apply the chalumeau to underline the utmost agony, which is omnipresent in the texts of the Good Friday Lamentation, with two human voices wailing--the male alto and the chalumeau in the alto register.
A point of interest this year was the presence of a counter tenor, or male alto - which has not been the case for some years.
"Vocal Tract Configurations in Male Alto Register Functions." Journal of Voice 25, no.
Sonia Prina in the title role developed from a rather plain start to give us an intense performance;Varduhi Abrahamyan delivered a gorgeous array of vocal colors as a commanding Gof-fredo.The single male alto, Tim Mead as Eustazio, sang well enough, but was rather pale and uneven by comparison.
Charles Frederick Kaye became the cathedral's first head chorister in 1880, and when his voice broke he became the first boy to return to the choir as a male alto.
Vivaldi's fine Stabat mater, RV621, dates from 1712, when it was sung by a male alto at Brescia.
And Ken Brown, a member of Huddersfield Choral Society will be the first male alto to sing at Parkwood in the event's 50-year history.
It would have been nice to hear more of Charles Daniels' fleet and limber tenor, but one could bask in the luxury casting: alto Melanie Adams, male alto Matthew White and bass Robert Macdonald are formidable singers indeed.