Last modified on 26 August 2013, at 16:36

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