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Adjective: alto  al-tow
  1. Of or being the lowest female voice
    - contralto
  2. Of or being the highest male voice; having a range above that of tenor
    - countertenor
  3. (of a musical instrument) second highest member of a group
    "alto clarinet or recorder"
Noun: alto  al-tow
  1. A singer whose voice lies in the alto clef
  2. The lowest female singing voice
    - contralto
  3. The highest adult male singing voice
    - countertenor
  4. (of a musical instrument) the second highest instrument in a family of musical instruments
  5. The pitch range of the lowest female voice

Derived forms: altos

See also: high, high-pitched, low, low-pitched

Type of: pitch, singer, singing voice, vocaliser [Brit], vocalist, vocalizer

Encyclopedia: Alto, Piedmont