altissimo

See also: Altissimo and altíssimo

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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”, in Michael Brecker Dies at 57; Prolific Jazz Saxophonist[1]:
      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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AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. highest

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