the lowest female voice; contralto. the highest male voice; countertenor. a singer with such a voice. a musical part for such a voice. the second highest of the four parts of a mixed vocal chorus, or the voices or persons singing this part. the second highest instrument in a family of musical instruments, as the […]
- Alto clef
a sign locating middle C on the third line of the staff. Historical Examples Primarily (besides the bass clef), in Italy and Germany, only the tenor clef was used, and the alto clef in France. The Violoncello and Its History Wilhelm Joseph von Wasielewski noun the clef that establishes middle C as being on the […]
a cloud of a class characterized by globular masses or rolls in layers or patches, the individual elements being larger and darker than those of cirrocumulus and smaller than those of stratocumulus: of medium altitude, about 8000–20,000 feet (2450–6100 meters). noun (pl) -li (-laɪ) a globular cloud at an intermediate height of about 2400 to […]
- Alto flute
a large flute pitched a perfect fourth lower than an ordinary flute.