alto

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Italian alto (high).

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Noun[edit]

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.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Nouns often modified by "alto": saxophone, clarinet, flute, recorder, part, solo, voice, singer.

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Asturian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

alto n sg

  1. neuter singular of altu

French[edit]

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Noun[edit]

alto m (plural altos)

  1. (music) alto
  2. (music) viola

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin altus.

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. tall

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin altus, "high"

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Adjective[edit]

alto m (feminine 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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Ladino[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin altus.

Adjective[edit]

alto m (Latin spelling)

  1. high

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From altus (high, deep).

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Verb[edit]

present active altō, present infinitive altāre (no perfect or supine forms)

  1. I make high, raise, elevate.

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Participle[edit]

altō

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

References[edit]

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

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Portuguese alto, from Latin altus.

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Adjective[edit]

alto m (feminine alta, plural altos, feminine plural altas; comparable)

  1. loud
  2. tall
  3. high

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Adverb[edit]

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...

Etymology 2[edit]

From the imperative of German halten.

Interjection[edit]

alto!

  1. halt!

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin altus.

Adjective[edit]

alto m (feminine 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 2[edit]

From Germanic halt.

Noun[edit]

alto m (plural altos)

  1. stop
  2. break, pause, rest
  3. (traffic) stop (signal)
  4. (traffic) red light
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Interjection[edit]

¡alto!

  1. stop!