[Ger. from Lat., altus - high]

  1. Term used for the tones of the first octave above the treble staff (g2 to f3), which are said to be "in alt"; the tones of the second higher octave are said to be "in altissimo".
  2. In German, the lower female voice (contralto) or the second highest instrument.


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