Contralto is a subdivision of alto, mezzo-soprano of soprano; and soprano itself may be dramatic or florid.
"The Voice" by Frank E. Miller
The other woman was a gray-haired lady of about fifty with fine features and a rich contralto voice.
"The Mighty Dead" by William Campbell Gault
A silent compact, silently entered into, for before a word was interchanged the animated contralto of the lady came down from above.
"The House of Fulfilment" by George Madden Martin
Teresina's rich, exquisitely beautiful contralto stirred the depths of my soul.
"The Serapion Brethren," by Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann
I thought of it as a richly sweet contralto.
"The Portal of Dreams" by Charles Neville Buck
Of course, it's actually a low contralto or tenor, but you expect her to be a lyric soprano.
"The Romantic Analogue" by W.W. Skupeldyckle
The work is divided into thirteen numbers, the solo parts being Iolanthe (soprano), Martha (mezzo-soprano), and Beatrice (contralto).
"The Standard Cantatas" by George P. Upton
This was the first intimation we had of Conny's powerful and sympathetic contralto voice.
"Waldfried" by Berthold Auerbach
I'd like it to be a contralto.
"Helen Grant's Schooldays" by Amanda M. Douglas
Hedwig had a beautiful contralto voice, and Thaddie sang a good accompaniment.
"Black Forest Village Stories" by Berthold Auerbach
That blonde lady over there, Miss Mary Robbia, has a wonderful contralto voice.
"Dorothy's Tour" by Evelyn Raymond
For she needed a soprano, not a contralto.
"Anne" by Constance Fenimore Woolson
Her eyes glowed under heavy brown lids as she talked very sweetly in a contralto French accent.
"Carnival" by Compton Mackenzie
Her voice was originally a soprano, but changed to a deep contralto.
"Famous Singers of To-day and Yesterday" by Henry C. Lahee
The unknown singer had a contralto voice, with all the richness of tone of the most highly trained prima donna.
"Personal Recollections of the Civil War" by James Madison Stone
She studied in Milan, and made her debut as an operatic contralto in Copenhagen in 1868.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 4" by Various
Lynn's violin was silent now, and softly, from the back of the house, the girl's full contralto swelled into a song.
"The Master's Violin" by Myrtle Reed
She sung for them in the voice that suited her mignonne face, a full, rich contralto.
"Norine's Revenge; Sir Noel's Heir" by May Agnes Fleming
Her contralto voice was uneven.
"The Guarded Heights" by Wadsworth Camp
The contralto voice is like the violoncello.
"Rodman the Keeper" by Constance Fenimore Woolson