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4 letters words from 'alto'

ALTO 4LOTA 4
TOLA 4 

3 letters words from 'alto'

ALT 3LAT 3
LOT 3OAT 3
TAO 3 

2 letters words from 'alto'

AL 2AT 2
LA 2LO 2
TA 2TO 2

All 4 letters words made out of alto

alto lato atlo talo ltao tlao alot laot aolt oalt loat olat atol taol aotl oatl toal otal ltoa tloa lota olta tola otla

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Definitions and meaning of alto

alto

Etymology

Borrowed from Italian alto (high).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈæl.təʊ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈæl.toʊ/
  • Rhymes: -æltəʊ

Noun

alto (plural altos or alti)

  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.
  3. (colloquial, music) An alto saxophone

Usage notes

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

Synonyms

  • (musical part or section): contratenor altus, high countertenor

Coordinate terms

  • (music) SATB (Initialism of soprano, alto, tenor, bass.)

Translations

Further reading

  • alto on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • ATOL, Toal, a lot, alot, atlo-, lota, talo-, tola

Asturian

Adjective

alto n sg

  1. neuter singular of altu

Dutch

Etymology

From a shortening of alternatieveling or alternatief +‎ -o.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑl.toː/
  • Hyphenation: al‧to

Noun

alto m (plural alto's)

  1. (Netherlands, derogatory) Someone who participates in an alternative subculture (e.g. a hipster, emo or punk).
    Synonyms: alternatieveling, alternativo

Esperanto

Etymology

alta +‎ -o.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈalto/

Noun

alto (accusative singular alton, plural altoj, accusative plural altojn)

  1. height; elevation; altitude
    • (Can we date this quote?), Vladimír Váňa (translator), Aventuroj de la Brava Soldato Ŝvejk dum la Mondmilito (The Good Soldier Švejk) by Jaroslav Hašek, Part 1, Chapter 15,
      Pri kio morgaŭ prelegi al unujaraj volontuloj en la lernejo? Ĉu pri tio, kiel ni difinas la alton de monteto? Kial ni mezuras la alton ĉiam de la marnivelo? Kiel el altoj super la marnivelo elkalkuli propran alton de la monteto ekde ĝia piedo?
      What should he lecture on to the volunteers in the school tomorrow? How do we determined the height of a given hill? Why do we reckon the height from sea level? How can we establish from its height above sea level the height of a mountain from its foot? (Cecil Parrott translation, Heinemann, 1973)
    • (Can we date this quote?), Sergio Pokrovskij (translator), La Majstro kaj Margarita (The Master and Margarita) by Mikhail Bulgakov, Book Two, Chapter 24,
      [...] la peza fenestra kurteno ŝoviĝis flanken, la fenestro larĝe malfermiĝis kaj en la fora alto vidiĝis la plena [...] luno.
      [...] the heavy curtain over the window was pushed aside, the window opened wide, and high above (lit. in the distant height) appeared the full moon.

See also

  • alteco

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /al.to/

Noun

alto m (plural altos)

  1. (music) alto
  2. (music) Ellipsis of violon alto; viola

Further reading

  • “alto” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Galician

Etymology

From Old Portuguese alto, from Latin altus. This form is probably semi-learned or influenced by learned orthography, as with Portuguese alto and Spanish alto. Cf. also the now archaic form outo, which was probably popularly inherited from an unattested hypothetical Old Portuguese *outo, preset also in place names as Montouto (High-hill), from the same Latin word (compare also Old Spanish oto).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈalto̝/

Adjective

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

  1. tall
  2. high
  3. (nautical) deep

Antonyms

  • (high): baixo

Derived terms

  • altura

Related terms

  • alzar

Noun

alto m (plural altos)

  1. top; high place

Adverb

alto

  1. high

References

  • “alto” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • “alto” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • “alto” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • “alto” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • “alto” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Italian

Etymology

From Latin altus (high), from Proto-Italic *altos, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eltós, derived from the root *h₂el- (to grow, nourish).
Cognate with English old and Welsh allt.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈal.to/
  • Rhymes: -alto
  • Hyphenation: àl‧to

Adjective

alto (feminine alta, masculine plural alti, feminine plural alte, superlative altissimo)

  1. high, tall
    Antonym: basso
  2. deep
  3. loud

Derived terms

Related terms

Descendants

  • English: alto
  • German: Alt

References

  • alto in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Anagrams

  • lato, talo

Ladino

Etymology

From Latin altus.

Adjective

alto (Latin spelling, feminine alta, masculine plural altos, feminine plural altas)

  1. high

Latin

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈal.toː/, [ˈält̪oː]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈal.to/, [ˈɑl̪t̪ɔ]

Etymology 1

From altus (high, deep) +‎ .

Verb

altō (present infinitive altāre); first conjugation, no perfect or supine stem

  1. I make high, raise, elevate.
Conjugation

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Participle

altō

  1. dative/ablative masculine/neuter singular of altus

References

  • alto in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • alto in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • alto in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.

Portuguese

Pronunciation

  • Homophone: auto (Brazil)
  • Hyphenation: al‧to
  • Rhymes: -altu, -awtu

Etymology 1

From Old Portuguese alto, from Latin altus, ultimately of Proto-Indo-European origin. This form is likely a semi-learned term, or was influenced by learned elements of the language and uses such an orthography, as with Galician and Spanish alto (which have popularly inherited variants outo and oto, respectively). There was once likely an *outo in Old Portuguese that is not attested, but which left an inherited descendant in Galician. See also outeiro, a related word.

Adjective

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

  1. loud
  2. tall
  3. high
  4. (informal) excessive, extreme
Inflection

Derived terms

Related terms

Adverb

alto (comparative mais alto superlative o mais alto)

  1. loud; loudly

Descendants

  • Kabuverdianu: altu

Etymology 2

From the imperative of German halten.

Interjection

alto!

  1. halt!

See also

  • alto lá!

References


Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈalto/, [ˈal̪.t̪o]

Etymology 1

From Latin altus, ultimately of Proto-Indo-European origin. The form alto represents a pronunciation influenced by the most learned layers of the language, and is not the normal phonetic result expected in a naturally inherited word. Cf. the now archaic form oto, which was used more often in Old Spanish and is the form of the word that was completely popularly inherited, preserved in some toponyms/placenames, and its derivative otear and the rare or regional otar. Compare also archaic Galician outo (versus the standard alto today). See also the related Spanish otero (and Portuguese outeiro).

Adjective

alto (feminine alta, masculine plural altos, feminine plural altas) (superlative altísimo)

  1. tall
    Antonym: bajo
  2. high
    Antonym: bajo
  3. loud
  4. upper, top
  5. senior (rank)
Derived terms
Related terms

Noun

alto m (plural altos)

  1. height (in measurements)

Adverb

alto

  1. up, high, highly
  2. loudly

Etymology 2

From German halt.

Noun

alto m (plural altos)

  1. stop, halt
  2. break, pause, rest
  3. (traffic) stop (signal)
  4. (traffic) red light
    Antonym: siga
Derived terms

Interjection

¡alto!

  1. halt!; stop!

Further reading

  • “alto” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

References


Source: wiktionary.org
  • a low female singing voice.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)