counter tenor
Counter Coun"ter, n. [See {Counter}, adv., {Contra}.] 1. (Naut.) The after part of a vessel's body, from the water line to the stern, -- below and somewhat forward of the stern proper. [1913 Webster]

2. (Mus.) Same as {Contra}. Formerly used to designate any under part which served for contrast to a principal part, but now used as equivalent to {counter tenor}. [1913 Webster]

3. (Far.) The breast, or that part of a horse between the shoulders and under the neck. [1913 Webster]

4. The back leather or heel part of a boot. [1913 Webster]


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  • Counter tenor — Coun ter ten or (t?n ?r). [OF. contreteneur. Cf. {Contratenor}, and see {Tenor} a part in music.] (Mus.) One of the middle parts in music, between the tenor and the treble; high tenor. [1913 Webster] {Counter tenor clef} (Mus.), the C clef when… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • counter-tenor — n. Mus. 1 a a male alto singing voice. b a singer with this voice. 2 a part written for counter tenor. Etymology: ME f. F contre teneur f. obs. It. contratenore (as CONTRA , TENOR) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Counter-Tenor — Als Countertenor (von lat.: contratenor), auch: Altus (von lat. altus = „hoch, hell“) wird ein männlicher Sänger bezeichnet, der mit Hilfe einer durch Brustresonanz verstärkten Kopfstimmen bzw. Falsett Technik in Alt oder sogar Sopran Lage singt …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Counter tenor — Als Countertenor (von lat.: contratenor), auch: Altus (von lat. altus = „hoch, hell“) wird ein männlicher Sänger bezeichnet, der mit Hilfe einer durch Brustresonanz verstärkten Kopfstimmen bzw. Falsett Technik in Alt oder sogar Sopran Lage singt …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • counter-tenor — noun a) an adult male voice or voice part higher than the tenor b) a singer with such a voice …   Wiktionary

  • counter-tenor — n. (Mus.) Alto, counter …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • counter-tenor — see countertenor …   English dictionary

  • Counter-tenor clef — Counter tenor Coun ter ten or (t?n ?r). [OF. contreteneur. Cf. {Contratenor}, and see {Tenor} a part in music.] (Mus.) One of the middle parts in music, between the tenor and the treble; high tenor. [1913 Webster] {Counter tenor clef} (Mus.), the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Counter — Coun ter, n. [See {Counter}, adv., {Contra}.] 1. (Naut.) The after part of a vessel s body, from the water line to the stern, below and somewhat forward of the stern proper. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mus.) Same as {Contra}. Formerly used to designate… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tenor — This article is about the voice type. For other uses, see Tenor (disambiguation). Voice type Female voices Soprano Mezzo soprano Contralto Male voices Countertenor Tenor Baritone Bass The tenor is a type of male singing voice and is the highest… …   Wikipedia

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