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contralto

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Adjective, Noun
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con=tral=to

CIDE DICTIONARY

contralton. [It., fr. contra + alto. See Alto.].
     The part sung by the highest male or lowest female voices; the alto or counter tenor.  [1913 Webster]
    " The usual range of the contralto voice is from G, below middle C, to the C above that; though exceptionally it embraces two octaves."  [1913 Webster]
contraltoa. 
     Of or pertaining to a contralto, or to the part in music called contralto; as, a contralto voice.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

contralto, n. (pl. -os)
1 a the lowest female singing-voice. b a singer with this voice.
2 a part written for contralto.

Etymology
It. (as CONTRA-, ALTO)

THESAURUS

contralto

Heldentenor, Meistersinger, accompaniment, alto, aria singer, baritenor, baritone, bass, basso, basso buffo, basso cantante, basso continuo, basso ostinato, basso profundo, bassus, blues singer, canary, cantatrice, canto, cantor, cantus, cantus figuratus, cantus planus, caroler, chanter, chantress, coloratura soprano, comic bass, continuo, countertenor, crooner, deep, deep bass, deep-echoing, deep-pitched, deep-toned, deepmouthed, descant, diva, dramatic soprano, drone, figured bass, grave, ground bass, heavy, heroic tenor, hollow, hymner, improvisator, lead singer, lieder singer, line, low, low-pitched, melodist, mezzo-soprano, opera singer, part, plain chant, plain song, prick song, prima donna, psalm singer, rock-and-roll singer, sepulchral, singer, singstress, songbird, songster, songstress, soprano, tenor, thorough bass, torch singer, treble, undersong, vocalist, vocalizer, voice, voice part, warbler, yodeler

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contralto

Resonance

N resonance, ring, ringing, tintinabulation, reflexion, reflection, reverberation, echo, reecho, zap, zot, buzz (hiss), low note, base note, bass note, flat note, grave note, deep note, bass, basso, basso profondo, baritone, barytone, contralto, echo chamber, resonator, tinnitus, bell, doorbell, buzzer, gong, cymbals (musical instruments), sympathetic vibrations, natural frequency, coupled vibration frequency, overtone, resonating cavity, sounding board, tuning fork, tuning, squelch, frequency selection, resonator, resonator circuit, radio resonant structure, aromaticity, alternating double bonds, non-bonded resonance, pi clouds, unsaturation, double bond, (valence), resounding, resonant, reverberant, tinnient, tintinnabulary, sonorous, booming, deep-toned, deep-sounding, deep-mouthed, vibrant, hollow, sepulchral, gruff, sweet bells jangled, out of time and harsh, echoing down the mountain and through the dell.


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