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Alt

Pitched in the first octave above the treble staff; high.
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Alto

The musical term alto, meaning "high" in Italian (Latin: altus), historically refers to the contrapuntal part higher than the tenor and its associated vocal range. In 4-part voice leading alto is the second highest part, sung in choruses by either low women's or high men's voices.
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Alt

Espousing or reflecting values different from those of the establishment or of mainstream culture. Often used in combination
Alt-rock music.
An alt-weekly newspaper.
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Alto

A low female singing voice; a contralto.
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Alt

Existing outside traditional or established institutions or systems. Often used in combination
Alt-fuels.
An alt-lifestyle.
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Alto

A countertenor.
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Alt

The first octave above the treble staff.
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Alto

The range between soprano and tenor.
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Alt

A note or tone in the alt octave.
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Alto

A singer whose voice lies within this range.
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Alt

The Alt key.
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Alto

An instrument that sounds within this range.
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Alt

(music) High pitch, of a voice or instrument; especially, the octave above the top line of the treble stave.
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Alto

A vocal or instrumental part written in this range.
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Alt

A state of excitement, a heightened emotional condition.
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Alto

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.
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Alt

Clipping of altitude
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Alto

A person or musical instrument that performs the alto part.
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Alt

An alternate or secondary character.
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Alto

An alto saxophone
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Alt

(Internet slang) An alternate account.
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Alto

Formerly the part sung by the highest male, or counter-tenor, voices; now the part sung by the lowest female, or contralto, voices, between in tenor and soprano. In instrumental music it now signifies the tenor.
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Alt

(finance) An alternative investment or alternative fund.
Liquid alts
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Alto

An alto singer.
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Alt

Synonym of altbier
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Alto

A singer whose voice lies in the alto clef
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Alt

Clipping of alternate
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Alto

The lowest female singing voice
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Alt

Clipping of alternativeespecially as a cultural phenomenon seen as being outside the mainstream of its genre.
Alt medicine
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Alto

The highest adult male singing voice
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Alt

The higher part of the scale. See Alto.
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Alto

The pitch range of the lowest female voice
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Alt

Angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object)
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Alto

Of or being the lowest female voice
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Alto

Of or being the highest male voice; having a range above that of tenor
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Alto

(of a musical instrument) second highest member of a group;
Alto clarinet or recorder
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