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Alto - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Alto' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Alto [ n.]
- 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.
- An alto singer.

Meaning of 'Alto' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . alto [ s]
Meaning (1):
- (of a musical instrument) second highest member of a group
Example in sentence:
  • alto clarinet or recorder