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Definition of 'alto'


  1. a singer whose voice lies in the alto clef
  2. the lowest female singing voice
       Synonyms: contralto
  3. the highest adult male singing voice
       Synonyms: countertenor
  4. (of a musical instrument) the second highest instrument in a family of musical instruments
  5. the pitch range of the lowest female voice


  1. of or being the lowest female voice
       Synonyms: contralto
  2. of or being the highest male voice; having a range above that of tenor
       Synonyms: countertenor
  3. (of a musical instrument) second highest member of a group; "alto clarinet or recorder"

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