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altissimo (plural altissimos)
- (music) The highest register of a woodwind instrument, or a specific note in this register
- 2007, January 14, “Ben Ratliff”, in Michael Brecker Dies at 57; Prolific Jazz Saxophonist:
- He could fold the full pitch range of the horn into a short solo, from altissimo to the lowest notes, and connect rarefied ideas to the rich, soulful phrasing of saxophonists like Junior Walker.
- superlative degree of
- → English: altissimo