- n. 女低音；男声最高音；中音乐器
- adj. 中音部的
- n. (Alto)人名；(芬、葡)阿尔托
2. alt- + -o (意大利语后缀).
3. Originally a "high" man's voice, now more commonly applied to the lower range of women's voices (which is more strictly the contralto).
- alto (n.)
- 1784, "man with an alto voice," from Italian alto (canto), from Latin altus "high" (see old). Originally a "high" man's voice, now more commonly applied to the lower range of women's voices (which is more strictly the contralto), an extension first recorded in 1881.
The alto in a man is totally distinct from the contralto in a woman. The tone is utterly different -- the best notes of the one are certainly not the best notes of the other; and although in certain cases a contralto may sing with good effect music written for a male alto (e.g. in some oratorios), yet the converse is scarcely ever true. ["How to Sing," 1890]
As a type of saxophone, from 1869.
- 1. The four parts in singing are soprano, alto, tenor and bass.
- 唱歌的四个声部是女高音 、 女低音 、 男高音和男低音.
- 2. In the recording I have today, it is sung by a male alto.
- 3. The restaurant is operated by the Palo Alto Auxiliary for the benefit of the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital.
- 4. Jerry Cain coached the team from Stanford University in Alto, California.
- 5. The snow reprints it, as it were, in clear white type alto - relievo.
- 可以说, 雪花用清楚的白色的浮雕又把它印刷出来了.
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