Definition of Alto

1. Noun. A singer whose voice lies in the alto clef.

Specialized synonyms: Countertenor
Generic synonyms: Singer, Vocaliser, Vocalist, Vocalizer



2. Adjective. Of or being the lowest female voice.
Exact synonyms: Contralto
Similar to: Low, Low-pitched

3. Noun. The lowest female singing voice.
Exact synonyms: Contralto
Generic synonyms: Singing Voice

4. Adjective. Of or being the highest male voice; having a range above that of tenor.
Exact synonyms: Countertenor
Similar to: High, High-pitched

5. Noun. The highest adult male singing voice.
Exact synonyms: Countertenor
Generic synonyms: Singing Voice

6. Adjective. (of a musical instrument) second highest member of a group. "Alto clarinet or recorder"
Category relationships: Music
Similar to: High, High-pitched

7. Noun. (of a musical instrument) the second highest instrument in a family of musical instruments.
Generic synonyms: Pitch

8. Noun. The pitch range of the lowest female voice.
Generic synonyms: Pitch

Definition of Alto

1. 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.

Definition of Alto

1. Noun. 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. ¹

2. Noun. A person or instrument that performs the alto part ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Alto

1. a low female singing voice [n -TOS]

Medical Definition of Alto

1. Origin: It. Alto high, fr. L. Altus. Cf. Alt. 1. 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. 2. An alto singer. Alto clef the counter-tenor clef, or the C clef, placed so that the two strokes include the middle line of the staff. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Alto

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alto (current term)
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