Definition of alto noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈæltəʊ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈæltoʊ//
    (pl. altos) People in the music world
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  1. 1(also contralto) [countable] a singing voice with a lower range than that of a soprano; a person with an alto voice See related entries: People in the music world
  2. 2[singular] a musical part that is written for an alto voice
  3. compare baritone, bass1, countertenor, tenor
    Word Originlate 16th cent.: from Italian alto (canto) ‘high (song)’.
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