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English adjective: alto

1. alto of or being the lowest female voice


Synonymscontralto


Similarlow, low-pitched


Antonymshigh-pitched, high

2. alto of or being the highest male voice; having a range above that of tenor


Synonymscountertenor


Similarhigh, high-pitched


Antonymslow-pitched, low

3. alto (of a musical instrument) second highest member of a group


SamplesAlto clarinet or recorder.


Similarhigh, high-pitched


Domain categorymusic


Antonymslow-pitched, low


English noun: alto

1. alto (person) a singer whose voice lies in the alto clef


Broader (hypernym)singer, vocaliser, vocalist, vocalizer


Narrower (hyponym)countertenor

2. alto (communication) the lowest female singing voice


Synonymscontralto


Broader (hypernym)singing voice

3. alto (communication) the highest adult male singing voice


Synonymscountertenor


Broader (hypernym)singing voice

4. alto (attribute) (of a musical instrument) the second highest instrument in a family of musical instruments


Broader (hypernym)pitch

5. alto (attribute) the pitch range of the lowest female voice


Broader (hypernym)pitch









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