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 6000 metres (8000 to 20 000 feet)
Plural altocumuli (āl’tō-kym’yə-lī’)
A mid-altitude cloud composed of fleecy white or gray patches or bands. Altocumulus clouds generally form between 2,000 and 6,100 m (6,560 and 20,000 ft). See illustration at cloud.
- Alto flute
a large flute pitched a perfect fourth lower than an ordinary flute.
- Alto horn
. a valved brass musical instrument, varying in shape, that is the alto member of the cornet family. noun another term for althorn noun a valved brass musical instrument belonging to the saxhorn or flügelhorn families
an abnormal fear of heights; acrophobia. noun a fear of heights, high places Word Origin Latin altus ‘high’
. Historical Examples alto-relievo, figures carved out of a tablet so as to project at least one half from its surface. The Nuttall Encyclopaedia Edited by Rev. James Wood Did you see his alto-relievo of a Druid’s head in the Art club? The Incendiary W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy Above is an alto-relievo subject of […]