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Date: 1700-1800
Language: Italian
Origin: contra- 'below' (from Latin; CONTRA-) + alto ( ALTO)

contralto

noun
     
Related topics: Music
con‧tral‧to plural contraltos
1APM [countable] the lowest female singing voice, or a woman with a voice like this
2 [singular] the part of a musical work that is written for a contralto voice

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