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Meaning of contralto

con•tral•to

Pronunciation: (kun-tral'tō), [key]
— n., pl. adj. -tos,
—n.
  1. the lowest female voice or voice part, intermediate between soprano and tenor.
  2. the alto, or highest male voice or voice part.
  3. a singer with a contralto voice.
—adj.
  1. pertaining to the contralto voice or its compass.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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