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Definitions for contralto
kənˈtræl toʊcon·tral·to

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. contraltonoun

    a woman singer having a contralto voice

  2. contralto, altoadjective

    the lowest female singing voice

  3. alto, contraltoadjective

    of or being the lowest female voice

Wiktionary

  1. contraltonoun

    The lowest female voice or voice part, higher than tenor and lower than soprano. The terms contralto and alto refer to a similar musical pitch, but among singers, the term contralto is reserved for female singers; the equivalent male form is counter-tenor. Originally the contratenor altus was a high countermelody sung against the tenor or main melody.

  2. Etymology: Contraction of contratenor alto, from Latin contratenor altus.

Wikipedia

  1. Contralto

    A contralto (Italian pronunciation: [konˈtralto]) is a type of classical female singing voice whose vocal range is the lowest female voice type.The contralto's vocal range is fairly rare; similar to the mezzo-soprano, and almost identical to that of a countertenor, typically between the F below middle C (F3 in scientific pitch notation) to the second F above middle C (F5), although, at the extremes, some voices can reach the D below middle C (D3) or the second B♭ above middle C (B♭5). The contralto voice type is generally divided into the coloratura, lyric, and dramatic contralto.

ChatGPT

  1. contralto

    Contralto is a term typically used in classical music to refer to a female vocal range that is the lowest in pitch, typically described as a deep, rich, and full voice. It can also refer to the singer who possesses this vocal range.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Contraltonoun

    the part sung by the highest male or lowest female voices; the alto or counter tenor

  2. Contraltonoun

    the voice or singer performing this part; as, her voice is a contralto; she is a contralto

  3. Contraltoadjective

    of or pertaining to a contralto, or to the part in music called contralto; as, a contralto voice

  4. Etymology: [It., fr. contra + alto. See Alto.]

Wikidata

  1. Contralto

    A contralto is a type of classical female singing voice whose vocal range is the lowest female voice type, with the lowest tessitura. The contralto's vocal range falls between tenor and mezzo-soprano; typically between the F below middle C to the second G above middle C, although at the extremes some voices can reach the D below middle C or the second B♭ above middle C.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Contralto

    kon-tral′tō, n. the deepest or lowest species of musical voice in boys, in eunuchs, and best of all in women. [See Alto and Counter (1).]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of contralto in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of contralto in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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