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Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. AHL-to(English, Italian, German, Dutch)  [key]

Meaning & History

Directly taken from Latin altus meaning "to raise, to make high, to elevate". As a musical term it refers to the contrapuntal part higher than the tenor and its associated vocal range.

Alto of Altomünster was an Irish or Scottish saint who lived in Germany.
Added 12/18/2010 by ss4vegarot
Edited 6/13/2021 by Destry, Evil and Ora