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English definition of “countertenor”

countertenor

noun [C] uk   /ˈkaʊn.təˌten.ər/ us    /-t̬ɚˌten.ɚ/ (also alto)
a man with a singing voice that is higher than usual for a tenor and similar to a low female voiceVoice ranges
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