alto - definitions and synonyms

alto noun

  1. English Meaning: 

    : a singer whose voice lies in the alto clef

  2. English Meaning: 

    : the lowest female singing voice

    Synonyms:

    contralto
  3. English Meaning: 

    : the highest adult male singing voice

    Synonyms:

    countertenor
  4. English Meaning: 

    : (of a musical instrument) the second highest instrument in a family of musical instruments

  5. English Meaning: 

    : the pitch range of the lowest female voice

alto adjective

  1. English Meaning: 

    : of or being the lowest female voice

    Synonyms:

    contralto
  2. English Meaning: 

    : of or being the highest male voice; having a range above that of tenor

    Synonyms:

    countertenor
  3. English Meaning: 

    : (of a musical instrument) second highest member of a group

    Example Sentenses:

    • alto clarinet or recorder