in altissimo, in the second octave above the treble staff.
The rapidity of his execution, and the mellow sweetness of his altissimo notes, were unequalled.
The Violin George Dubourg
All the rest of the objects were as usual in plano; this was in alto, indeed in altissimo rilievo.
Library Of The World’s Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 4 Charles Dudley Warner
(of music) very high in pitch
of or relating to the octave commencing on the G lying an octave above the treble clef
in altissimo, in the octave commencing an octave above the treble clef
the height of anything above a given planetary reference plane, especially above sea level on earth. extent or distance upward; height. Astronomy. the angular distance of a heavenly body above the horizon. Geometry. the perpendicular distance from the vertex of a figure to the side opposite the vertex. the line through the vertex of a […]
- Altitude chamber
a chamber for simulating the conditions of air pressure and temperature for a given altitude in order to test the behavior of people and equipment in such an environment.
- Altitude dial
an adjustable sundial utilizing the altitude of the sun, at a given latitude and time of year, as a means of telling the time. Historical Examples The altitude dial’s finger almost jumped from forty thousand to thirty-five. Hawk Carse Anthony Gilmore The altitude dial’s pointer reached for one thousand and slid past. Hawk Carse Anthony […]
- Altitude sickness
a condition affecting some persons at high altitudes, caused by insufficient oxygen in the blood and characterized by dizziness, nausea, and shortness of breath. Contemporary Examples But everything I read said women like me, who got seasickness, altitude sickness, motion sickness, were more likely to suffer HG. Prue Clarke on Her Battles With Kate Middleton’s […]