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English definition of “alto”

alto

adjective     /ˈæl.təʊ/ US  /-toʊ/
refers to a musical instrument that is of a size and range between soprano and tenor : an alto saxophone / flute Musical instruments in general
(Definition of alto adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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