Definition of contralto noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

contralto

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BrE BrE//kənˈtræltəʊ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈtræltoʊ//
 
(pl. contraltos)= alto
 
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Word Origin mid 18th cent.: Italian, from contra- (in the sense ‘counter to’) + alto. Compare with counter-tenor.
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