EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Italian alto (high)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

alto (plural altos)

An alto saxophone
  1. A musical part or section higher than tenor and lower than soprano, formerly the part that performed a countermelody above the tenor or main melody.
  2. A person or musical instrument that performs the alto part.

Usage notesEdit

  • Nouns often modified by "alto": saxophone, clarinet, flute, recorder, part, solo, voice, singer.

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AsturianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

alto n sg

  1. neuter singular of altu

FrenchEdit

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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

alto m (plural altos)

  1. (music) alto
  2. (music) viola

GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin altus.

AdjectiveEdit

alto m (feminine alta, masculine plural altos, feminine plural altas)

  1. tall

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin altus, "high"

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

alto m (feminine alta, masculine plural alti, feminine plural alte)

  1. high, tall
  2. deep
    uno stagno alto 4 metri - a pond 4 meters deep
  3. loud
    ad alta voce - in a loud voice

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LadinoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin altus.

AdjectiveEdit

alto m (Latin spelling)

  1. high

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From altus (high, deep).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

present active altō, present infinitive altāre (no perfect or supine forms)

  1. I make high, raise, elevate.

InflectionEdit

ParticipleEdit

altō

  1. dative masculine singular of altus
  2. dative neuter singular of altus
  3. ablative masculine singular of altus
  4. ablative neuter singular of altus

ReferencesEdit

  • alto in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879

PortugueseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Portuguese alto, from Latin altus.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

alto m (feminine alta plural altos feminine plural altas; comparable)

  1. loud
  2. tall
  3. high

InflectionEdit

AdverbEdit

alto (comparative mais alto superlative o mais alto)

  1. loud; loudly
    • 2003, Lya Wyler (translator), J. K. Rowling (English author), Harry Potter e a Ordem da Fênix (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix), Rocco, page 445:
      Não fale tão alto...
      Don't speak so loud...

Etymology 2Edit

From the imperative of German halten.

InterjectionEdit

alto!

  1. halt!

SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin altus.

AdjectiveEdit

alto m (feminine alta, masculine plural altos, feminine plural altas)

  1. high
  2. tall
    Las chicas son altas - Those girls are tall
  3. loud
    En voz alta – In high voice; out loud
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Etymology 2Edit

From Germanic halt.

NounEdit

alto m (plural altos)

  1. stop
  2. (traffic) stop (signal)
  3. (traffic) red light
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Derived termsEdit
  • hacer un alto
  • marcar el alto
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InterjectionEdit

¡alto!

  1. stop!
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