Part of speech: adjective

Sounding or ranging between tenor and treble.

Part of speech: noun

The lowest female voice.

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Usage examples "alto":

  1. I was one that was chosen on the alto side to help in the worship. - "Sixty Years of California Song", Margaret Blake-Alverson.
  2. 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", Emile Zola.
  3. 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", "Pheleg Van Trusedale" A pseudonym for Francis Colburn Adams.