alto
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈæl.təʊ/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈæl.toʊ/
Noun

alto (plural altos)

  1. 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.
  2. A person or musical instrument that performs the alto part.
  3. (colloquial, music) An alto saxophone
Synonyms
  • (musical part or section) contratenor altus, high countertenor
Translations Translations
Alto
Proper noun
  1. Surname
  2. A census-designated place in Marin County, California.



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