Complete Definition of "countertenor"

English

Noun
countertenor

  1. (Older) a part or section performing a countermelody against the tenor or main part
  2. adult male singer who uses head tone or falsetto to sing far higher than the typical male vocal range

Translations

French: contreteneur
German: Kontratenor
Italian: controtenore
Japanese: 反対の方針 (hantai no hōshin)
Korean: 카운터테너 (kaunteoteneo)
Slovene: kontratenor m
Spanish: contratenor

Related terms
contratenor
contratenor altus
contratenor bassus

Category:Musical Voices and Registers

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