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contralto

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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contraltocon‧tral‧to /kənˈtræltəʊ $ -toʊ/ noun (plural contraltos)  1 APM[countable] the lowest female singing voice, or a woman with a voice like this2 [singular] the part of a musical work that is written for a contralto voice
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contraltoHer soprano was very pleasing although in a bigger choir he thought she might have been better employed as a contralto.Ben never seemed to make up his mind whether I was a contralto or a soprano.She was a famous contralto, , who had sung with both Brahms and Wolf.She had a lovely contralto voice.Wilson is a fiercely independent, 40-year-old singer and songwriter with a creamy, sultry contralto.The contralto Alfreda Hodgson has died at the age of 51.
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