Complete Definition of "alto"

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English

Etymology
From It. #Italian|alto, "high"

Pronunciation
audio|en-us-alto.ogg|Audio (US)

Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-æltəʊ|-æltəʊ

Noun
wikipedia
en-noun

  1. musical part or section higher than tenor and lower than soprano. Originally called contratenor altus, high countertenor, the part that performed a countermelody above the tenor or main melody.
  2. person or instrument that performs the alto part

Translations
Dutch: alt
Finnish: altto
French: alto
German: Alt (1,2)
Japanese: アルト (aruto)
Slovene: alt m
Vietnamese:

  1. bè antô (?)
    1. person: người hát giọng nữ trầm; instrument: đàn antô, kèn antô

Related terms
bass
contralto
soprano
tenor


Italian

Etymology
Latin altus, "high"

Adjective
it-adj|alt

  1. high, tall
  2. deep

#: uno stagno alta 4 metri - a pond 4 meters deep

  1. loud

#: ad alta voce - in a loud voice

Antonyms
basso

Related terms
altare
altamente
altezza
altimetro
altisonante
altitonante
altitudine
Alto Adige
altocumulo
altolocato
altopiano
altostrato
Alto Volta


Portuguese
Etymology
Latin altus, "high"

Adjective
pt-adj| feminine=alta

  1. loud|Loud.
  2. tall|Tall.
  3. high|High.

Spanish

Pronunciation
audio|en-us-alto.ogg|Audio (US)

International Phonetic Alphabet|IPA: /ˈalto/

Adjective
es-adj|f=alta

  1. high
  2. tall

#: Las chicas son altas - Those girls are tall

  1. loud

#: En voz alta – In high voice; out loud

Antonyms
bajo - Short

Interjection
¡alto!

  1. stop!

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