[ koun-ter-ten-er ]
/ ˈkaʊn tərˌtɛn ər /
an adult male voice or voice part higher than the tenor.
a singer with such a voice; a high tenor.
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British Dictionary definitions for countertenor
/ (ˌkaʊntəˈtɛnə) /
an adult male voice with an alto range
a singer with such a voice
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