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contralto


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Contralto  \Con*tral"to\  (?  or  ?),  a.  (Mus.) 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  a  contralto,  or  to  the  part  in  music 
  called  contralto;  as  a  contralto  voice. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Contralto  \Con*tral"to\  (?  or  ?),  n.  [It.,  fr  contra  +  alto. 
  See  {Alto}.]  (Mus.) 
  a  The  part  sung  by  the  highest  male  or  lowest  female 
  voices;  the  alto  or  counter  tenor. 
  b  the  voice  or  singer  performing  this  part  as  her  voice 
  is  a  contralto;  she  is  a  contralto. 
 
  Note:  The  usual  range  of  the  contralto  voice  is  from  G,  below 
  middle  C,  to  the  C  above  that  though  exceptionally  it 
  embraces  two  octaves. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  contralto 
  adj  :  of  or  being  the  lowest  female  voice  [syn:  {alto}] 
  n  1:  a  woman  singer  having  a  contralto  voice 
  2:  the  lowest  female  singing  voice  [syn:  {alto}] 




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