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Meaning of ALTO

Pronunciation:  'altow

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the pitch range of the lowest female voice
  2. [n]  the highest adult male singing voice
  3. [n]  the lowest female singing voice
  4. [n]  a singer whose voice lies in the alto clef
  5. [adj]  (of a musical instrument) second highest member of a group; "alto clarinet or recorder"
  6. [adj]  of or being the highest male voice; having a range above that of tenor
  7. [adj]  of or being the lowest female voice

ALTO is a 4 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: contralto, contralto, countertenor, countertenor, high, high-pitched, low, low-pitched
 See Also: countertenor, low frequency, low pitch, singer, singing voice, vocaliser, vocalist, vocalizer



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Al"to\, n.; pl. {Altos}. [It. alto high, fr. L. altus. Cf.
1. (Mus.) Formerly the part sung by the highest male, or
   counter-tenor, voices; now the part sung by the lowest
   female, or contralto, voices, between in tenor and
   soprano. In instrumental music it now signifies the tenor.

2. An alto singer.

{Alto clef} (Mus.) the counter-tenor clef, or the C clef,
   placed so that the two strokes include the middle line of
   the staff. --Moore.

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