[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.
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.
The lowest range of the female singing voice; alto.
- Contra mundum
adverb lit. against the world; defying or against everyone Word Origin L.
noun any word that can be its own antonym, e.g. cleave, overlook; also called antilogy , autoantonym , contronym , enantiodrome , [Janus word] Examples Handicap is a good example of a contranym.
[kon-truh-ok-tiv, -teyv] /ˌkɒn trəˈɒk tɪv, -teɪv/ noun, Music. 1. the octave between the second and third C’s below middle C.
[koun-ter-pahr-tee] /ˈkaʊn tərˌpɑr ti/ noun, plural counterparties. Finance. 1. the other person or institution entering into a financial contract or transaction: the default of a counterparty. /ˈkaʊntəˌpɑːtɪ/ noun (pl) -parties 1. a person who is a party to a contract