altissimo

See also: Altissimo and altíssimo

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Italian altissimo

NounEdit

altissimo (plural altissimos)

  1. (music) The highest register of a woodwind instrument, or a specific note in this register
    • 2007 January 14, Ben Ratliff, “Michael Brecker Dies at 57; Prolific Jazz Saxophonist”:
      He could fold the full pitch range of the horn into a short solo, from altissimo to the lowest notes, and connect rarefied ideas to the rich, soulful phrasing of saxophonists like Junior Walker.

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ItalianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

altissimo m (feminine altissima, masculine plural altissimi, feminine plural altissime) (superlative of: alto)

  1. highest

LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

altissimō

  1. dative masculine singular of altissimus
  2. dative neuter singular of altissimus
  3. ablative masculine singular of altissimus
  4. ablative neuter plural of altissimus
Last modified on 26 August 2013, at 16:36