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The alto (Italian: high) is the lower female or unbroken male voice at a pitch below that of the soprano and above that of the tenor. For female singers at this pitch, the term contralto is preferred.
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1784, "man with an alto voice," from Italian alto (canto), from Latin altus "high" (see old). Originally a "high" man's voice, now more commonly applied to the lower [..]
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An acronym for Analyzed Layout and Text Object, ALTO is an OCR output schema to store document layout and content information in XML format. ALTO is an extension schema to METS that was developed as a [..]
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n. The lowest or deepest female voice or part.
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Highest adult male voice, also known as “Counter-tenor”. Range is 2 octaves from D below middle C to D an octave above.
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Portuguese word for "high."
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Italian word for "high."
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(adj) of or being the lowest female voice(adj) of or being the highest male voice; having a range above that of tenor(n) the lowest female singing voice(n) the highest adult male singing voice(n) [..]
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A prefix to cloud-type names for clouds generally found between 3000 and 7000 metres. Alto comes from the Latin word meaning "middle." E.g., Altostratus
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the lowest female voice or unchanged boy’s voice; the range of pitch of an instrument within a particular family of instruments.
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A singer whose vocal compass is between the G below middle C and the D above the treble clef. In men, this is usually achieved by a bass singing falsetto, in women it is usually referred to as contral [..]
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 – high; often refers to a particular range of voice, higher than a tenor but lower than a soprano
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(1) The lowest vocal range of the adult female voice, usually a range from about G below Middle C to about F above High C (G3 to F5). (2) The musical range between soprano and tenor. (3) A singer wh [..]
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 (1) The lowest adult female voice; (2) the second-highest voice in a four-part texture.
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Lowest female voice part in a choir group
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Alto is the name of a voice or instrument with a medium to high range. Alto is pitched below soprano and above tenor.
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Origin: It. Alto high, fr. L. Altus. Cf. Alt. 1. Formerly the part sung by the highest male, or counter-tenor, voices; now the part sung by the lowest female, or contralto, voices, between in tenor an [..]
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A musical part or section higher than tenor and lower than soprano, formerly the part that performed a countermelody above the tenor or main melody. A person or musical instrument that performs th [..]
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