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el contralto, la contralto
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
masculine or feminine noun
1. (singer)
a. contralto (female)
Las cantantes interpretaron un dúo para soprano y contralto de Donizetti.The singers performed a soprano and contralto duo by Donizetti.
b. countertenor (male)
Yo creo que Antonio es un contralto. Su voz suena como la de una mujer a veces.I think Antonio is a countertenor. His voice sounds like a female's sometimes.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
2. (voice)
a. contralto
No he conocido ningún cantante hombre capaz de alcanzar el contralto.I've never met a male singer who is capable of reaching a contralto.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (voz)
a. contralto
2. (cantante)
a. counter tenor, contralto
(mujer) contralto; (hombre) counter tenor;
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