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Definitions of contralto

  1. the lowest female singing voice Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The part sung by the highest male or lowest female voices; the alto or counter tenor. Newage Dictionary DB
  3. the voice or singer performing this part; as, her voice is a contralto; she is a contralto. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. Of or pertaining to a contralto, or to the part in music called contralto; as, a contralto voice. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. A voice between soprano and tenor; the lowest female voice. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. (music) Counter-alto; same as alto or counter-tenor. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. A voice or part between tenor and soprano. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. A contralto singer. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. The part immediately below the treble; the counter-tenor; a contralto singer. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. In harmonised music, the counter-tenor or alto; one of the middle parts. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. Singing contralto. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for contralto

  1. Her voice was of that class of voice which may be politely called a powerful contralto – The Perpetual Curate by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
  2. There was a piano and the children played beautifully while the mother, in a rich contralto voice sang. – Flash-lights from the Seven Seas by William L. Stidger Commentator: Bishop Francis J. McConnell