contralto

Part of speech: noun

In singing, the part between soprano and tenor.

Part of speech: noun

A contralto singer.

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Usage examples "contralto":

  1. The tone was purer and smoother than the robin's, more mellow and sympathetic, and the strain was especially characterized by a dropping to a fine contralto note at the end." - "Birds in the Bush", Bradford Torrey.
  2. They could distinguish, amid mirth unmistakably negroid, a beautiful contralto voice demanding. - "Kildares of Storm", Eleanor Mercein Kelly.
  3. But I'll no be sayin' I did no wink at my friend, the contralto. - "Between You and Me", Sir Harry Lauder.