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alto (s) (noun), altos (pl)
1. A low female singing voice or a contralto.
2. Etymology: "a man with an alto voice", from Italian alto (canto), from Latin altus, "high". Originally a "high" man's voice, now it is more commonly applied to the lower range of women's voices.
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alto (adjective)
1. A reference to the second highest member of a group: "Yvonne played the alto clarinet in the band."
2. Of or being the lowest female voice: "Although she was still a teen ager, Stacy was an outstanding alto singer in her quartet."
3. Having the highest male voice: "Jacob sang solo songs with an alto range above that of a tenor."
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alto (s) (noun), altos (pl)
In music, a singing voice that is lower than the voice of a soprano and higher than the voice of a tenor: "Bernice sang in the choir as an alto and her friend, Joann, sang as a soprano."
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(Latin: high, highest, make high; tall, lofty)
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alto-relievo, alto-rilievo (s) (noun), alto-relievos, alto-rilievi
A high relief in which forms and figures stand out from the background to half or more than half of their natural depth: "There are some sculptures, or alto-relievos, which present art works in which parts of the figures project out more than half their thickness."
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Mors ab alto.
Death from [a] height or from above.
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