|contralto (kənˈtræltəʊ, -ˈtrɑːl-)|
|—n , pl -tos, -ti|
|1.||In the context of a choir often shortened to: alto the lowest female voice, usually having a range of approximately from F a fifth below middle C to D a ninth above it|
|2.||a singer with such a voice|
|3.||of or denoting a contralto: the contralto part|
|[C18: from Italian; see |
The lowest range of the female singing voice; alto.