Usage examples for contralto

  1. Her voice was of that class of voice which may be politely called a powerful contralto. – The Perpetual Curate by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
  2. There was a piano and the children played beautifully while the mother, in a rich contralto voice sang. – Flash-lights from the Seven Seas by William L. Stidger Commentator: Bishop Francis J. McConnell
  3. Her sweet, clear contralto held the ear; her aquiline comeliness pleased the eye without enticing it; her capable, fit- looking clothes were so happily secondary to her personality that even the women could not tell how she was dressed. – The Precipice by Elia Wilkinson Peattie
  4. One of The Teacups, to whom I have slightly referred, is an accomplished pianist, and the two Annexes sing very sweetly together,- the American girl having a clear soprano voice, the English girl a mellow contralto. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  5. A minute afterwards there rang out to the evening a warm contralto voice singing. – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
  6. The voice was a warm, full contralto of exquisite culture. – Mrs. Falchion, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 12, 2009
  7. Contralto, to my mind, ' she went on placidly, stirring her porter in preparation for a draught, 'is only another name for roaring, which is unseemly. – Gone to Earth by Mary Webb
  8. She felt still better content when, as the twilight gathered and Doris came to make one of their group, one of the girls went to the big piano and illustrated her idea of the Swan Song in Lohengrin, striking passionate chords with her finger- tips and throwing her full- toned contralto into the dimness with an effect that was thrilling to Patricia. – Miss Pat at Artemis Lodge by Pemberton Ginther
  9. She had a rather timorous, throaty little contralto that contrasted oddly with the fine free thrill of her speaking voice. – The Real Adventure by Henry Kitchell Webster
  10. Two prime donne and a celebrated contralto had already sung. – The Intriguers by William Le Queux