alto

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA: /ˈæl.təʊ/
  • (US) IPA: /ˈæl.toʊ/
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Noun[change]

Singular
alto

Plural
altos

An alto flute
  1. (uncountable) An alto is a vocal range. It is higher than tenor and lower than soprano.
    The alto saxophone plays in the alto range.
  2. (countable) An alto is a musical instrument that is higher than a tenor, but is lower than a soprano.
    I play the alto flute.
  3. (countable) An alto is a singer who sings in the alto range.