Associations to the word «Alto»


ALTO, noun. A musical part or section higher than tenor and lower than soprano, formerly the part that performed a countermelody above the tenor or main melody.
ALTO, noun. A person or musical instrument that performs the alto part.
ALTO CLEF, noun. (music) A type of C-clef when placed on the third line of the staff in musical notation.
ALTO CLEFS, noun. Plural of alto clef
ALTO HORN, noun. Synonym of althorn.
ALTO HORNIST, noun. Someone who plays the alto horn.
ALTO HORNS, noun. Plural of alto horn
ALTO SAXOPHONE, noun. (musical instruments) A member of the saxophone family of woodwind instruments that is smaller than the tenor but larger than the soprano.
ALTO SAXOPHONES, noun. Plural of alto saxophone

Dictionary definition

ALTO, noun. A singer whose voice lies in the alto clef.
ALTO, noun. The lowest female singing voice.
ALTO, noun. The highest adult male singing voice.
ALTO, noun. (of a musical instrument) the second highest instrument in a family of musical instruments.
ALTO, noun. The pitch range of the lowest female voice.
ALTO, adjective. Of or being the lowest female voice.
ALTO, adjective. Of or being the highest male voice; having a range above that of tenor.
ALTO, adjective. (of a musical instrument) second highest member of a group; "alto clarinet or recorder".

Wise words

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