What does the word alto mean?

Usage examples for alto

  1. Then Cadine herself, with her flute- like voice, would start on a strange scale of notes ending in a clear, protracted alto, " Chickweed for the little birds!" – The Fat and the Thin by Emile Zola
  2. The spokesman of the party, whose bearing bespoke him a man acquainted with arms, and who was as great a wag as Tim Bobbin, immediately answered by saying that they were in the hottest of the battles of Palo Alto, Resaca de la Palma, Metamoras, and Buena Vista. – The Life and Adventures of Maj. Roger Sherman Potter by "Pheleg Van Trusedale" A pseudonym for Francis Colburn Adams