Noun(1) a singer whose voice lies in the alto clef(2) the lowest female singing voice(3) the highest adult male singing voice(4) (of a musical instrument(5) the pitch range of the lowest female voice
Adjective(1) of or being the lowest female voice(2) of or being the highest male voice; having a range above that of tenor(3) (of a musical instrument
(1) This time she changed her voice into a deep alto .(2) He was primarily self-taught beginning on trumpet before switching to alto sax.(3) This she held out before her now with both hands as one does with an offering and, after another silent pause, she began to sing in a clear alto , the song of her own making, which Forest around seemed to understand, listening intently.(4) This order has been converted to the modern score order of soprano, alto , tenor, bass in the music examples below.(5) I put it in the bank until I saved up another Ôö¼├║210 and bought a lovely alto saxophone.(6) The first movement, an aria for soprano and alto soloists, has a gorgeous instrumental ritornello that introduces the contrapuntal solo parts.(7) His alto saxophone exerted a powerful influence on early free jazz in Britain, if not across Europe.(8) Usually there were four professional singers filling out the solo roles with amateur choirs singing choruses and kids from Boys Grammar doing some male alto singing.(9) The three smaller works are a duo for cello and piano, Six Days in Jericho, a duo for alto flute and piano, Spilliaert's Beach, and a piano solo, A Haunted Heart.(10) alto flute(11) Ornette also tries his hand at several other instruments besides alto .(12) Alex, who had yet to notice her presence, shot his head up quickly when he heard the soft alto entering into the music.(13) On the positive side, there is Shore's scrupulous instrumental characterisation, with a troubling French horn and a pure alto flute representing the moral struggle within the mysterious main character.(14) Her voice trembled, rising from her normal alto to a shivery soprano.(15) Nothing so simple for the oboes as piccolo, soprano, alto , tenor or bass.(16) Conveniently, there were four of us, suitably arranged into soprano, alto , tenor, and bass.