alto

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing 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.

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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

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GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese alto, from Latin altus. Cf. also the archaic form outo.

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. tall

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin altus ‎(high), ultimately of Proto-Indo-European [Term?] origin.

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AdjectiveEdit

alto m ‎(feminine singular 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

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From altus ‎(high, deep) +‎ .

VerbEdit

altō ‎(present infinitive altāre); first conjugation, no perfect

  1. I make high, raise, elevate.
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Etymology 2Edit

ParticipleEdit

altō

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

ReferencesEdit

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

PortugueseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Portuguese alto, from Latin altus, ultimately of Proto-Indo-European [Term?] origin.

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. loud
  2. tall
  3. high
  4. (informal) excessive, extreme
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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...

DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From the imperative of German halten.

InterjectionEdit

alto!

  1. halt!

SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin altus, ultimately of Proto-Indo-European [Term?] origin. Cf. also the archaic form oto, preserved in some toponyms, and its derivative otar.

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. tall
    Esas chicas son altas. - Those girls are tall.
  2. high
    Es un número alto. - It's a high number.
  3. loud
    En voz alta. - Out loud.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Germanic halt.

NounEdit

alto m ‎(plural altos)

  1. stop
  2. break, pause, rest
  3. (traffic) stop (signal)
  4. (traffic) red light
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InterjectionEdit

¡alto!

  1. stop!
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