Formerly the part sung by the highest male, or counter-tenor, voices; now the part sung by the lowest female, or contralto, voices, between in tenor and soprano. In instrumental music it now signifies the tenor.
- A low female singing voice; a contralto.
- A countertenor.
- The range between soprano and tenor.
- A singer whose voice lies within this range.
- An instrument that sounds within this range.
- A vocal or instrumental part written in this range.