Alto is a term which is mainly used in music and it simply means the second highest division of a four-part chorus, or the second highest implement in a family of musical instruments. Alto can also refer to any pitch that range in the lowest female voice.
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NOUN [PLURAL AL·TOS.]
the lowest female voice; contralto.
the highest male voice; countertenor.
a singer with such a voice.
a musical part for such a voice.
the second highest of the four parts of a mixed vocal chorus, or the voices or persons singing this part.
the second highest instrument in a family of musical instruments, as the viola in the violin family or the althorn in the cornet family.
of, pertaining to, or having the tonal range of the alto.
(of a musical instrument) second highest in a family of musical instruments: alto saxophone.
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