Contralto vs. Countertenor

Contralto vs. Countertenor — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Contralto and Countertenor

Contraltonoun

The lowest female voice or voice part, intermediate in range between soprano and tenor.

Countertenornoun

An adult male voice with a range above that of tenor.

Contraltonoun

A woman having a contralto voice.

Countertenornoun

A singer having a voice within this range.

Contraltonoun

(music) The lowest female voice or voice part, falling between tenor and mezzo-soprano. The terms contralto and alto refer to a similar musical pitch, but among singers, the term contralto is reserved for female singers; the equivalent male form is counter-tenor. Originally the contratenor altus was a high countermelody sung against the tenor or main melody.

Countertenornoun

adult male singer who uses head tone or falsetto to sing far higher than the typical male vocal range

Contraltonoun

a woman singer having a contralto voice

Countertenornoun

male singing voice far higher than the typical male vocal range

Contraltonoun

the lowest female singing voice

Countertenornoun

(Older) a part or section performing a countermelody against the tenor or main part

Contraltoadjective

of or being the lowest female voice

Countertenornoun

a male singer with a voice above that of a tenor

Countertenornoun

the highest adult male singing voice

Countertenoradjective

of or being the highest male voice; having a range above that of tenor