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English

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:it language|Template:lang:it]][[Category:Template:lang:it derivations]] alto, "high"

Pronunciation

Noun

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alto

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  1. musical part or section higher than tenor and lower than soprano. Originally called contratenor altus, high countertenor, the part that performed a countermelody above the tenor or main melody.
  2. person or instrument that performs the alto part

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Italian

Etymology

Latin altus, "high"

Adjective

alto m (f alta, m plural alti, f plural alte)

  1. high, tall
  2. deep
    uno stagno alta 4 metri - a pond 4 meters deep
  3. loud
    ad alta voce - in a loud voice

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Portuguese

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:pt:Template:lang:la derivations]] altus

Adjective

alto m. (feminine alta, masculine plural altos, feminine plural altas)

  1. loud
  2. tall
  3. high

Interjection

alto!

  1. halt!

Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈalto/

Adjective

alto m. (feminine alta, masculine plural altos, feminine plural altas)

  1. high
  2. tall
    Las chicas son altas - Those girls are tall
  3. loud
    En voz alta – In high voice; out loud

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Interjection

¡alto!

  1. stop!

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