[kuh n-tral-toh] /kənˈtræl toʊ/ Music.

noun, plural contraltos.
the lowest female voice or voice part, intermediate between soprano and tenor.
the alto, or highest male voice or voice part.
a singer with a contralto voice.
pertaining to the contralto voice or its compass.
/kənˈtræltəʊ; -ˈtrɑːl-/
noun (pl) -tos, -ti (-tɪ)
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
a singer with such a voice
of or denoting a contralto: the contralto part

“lowest female voice,” 1730, from Italian contralto; see contra- “against, opposite” + alto. The part next above the alto.
contralto [(kuhn-tral-toh)]

The lowest range of the female singing voice; alto.


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