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  • n  a woman singer having a contralto voice
  • n  the lowest female singing voice
  • s  of or being the lowest female voice

  • One of the greatest concert singers of this generation is Marian Anderson, Philadelphia-born Negro contralto.
  • Her voice, ranging from a mellow low contralto to a brilliant mezzo-soprano, glided through songs by Gluck, Haydn, Schubert, Rossini, Mahler, Ravel and De-Falla; the performance .
  • She had a stentorian contralto and a quavering wail that grated on the ears of those attuned to the trills of opera divas.

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