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What does "Alto" mean?


(n.) An alto singer (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

Synonyms high, low, contralto, countertenor, high-pitched, low-pitched

Example: "Alto clarinet or recorder"

Word Family altos