countertenor

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Etymology[edit]

counter- +‎ tenor

Noun[edit]

countertenor (plural countertenors)

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

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