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al·to

alto

 
pronunciation:
ael to
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
inflections: altos
definition 1: the vocal range between tenor and soprano. Alto is the lowest range for the female voice and highest for the male.
My sister sings alto in the school choir.
definition 2: a singer with such a range.
They are altos in the community chorus.
definition 3: a musical instrument having the second highest range in its family of instruments.
That saxophone player is performing on the alto tonight.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: belonging to the range between tenor and soprano.
My father plays the alto clarinet.
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The word alto contains the following part:
alt, alti, alto Latin root that means high
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