alto (n.)

  1. a singer whose voice lies in the alto clef

  2. the lowest female singing voice

    [ Syn: contralto ]

  3. the highest adult male singing voice

    [ Syn: 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

    alto (adj.)

  1. of or being the lowest female voice

    [ Syn: contralto ]

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

    [ Syn: countertenor ]

  3. (of a musical instrument) second highest member of a group; alto clarinet or recorder'

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