altissimo

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”[New York Times], 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.

See alsoEdit


ItalianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. highest

LatinEdit

Read in another language