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 […]
a cloud of a class characterized by a generally uniform gray sheet or layer, lighter in color than nimbostratus and darker than cirrostratus: of medium altitude, about 8000–20,000 feet (2450–6100 meters). noun (pl) -ti (-taɪ) a layer cloud at an intermediate height of about 2400 to 6000 metres (8000 to 20 000 feet) altostratus (āl’tō-strāt’əs) […]