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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 al·to /ˈæl(ˌ)to/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Al·to n.; pl. Altos
 1. Mus. Formerly the part sung by the highest male, or counter-tenor, voices; now the part sung by the lowest female, or contralto, voices, between in tenor and soprano. In instrumental music it now signifies the tenor.
 2. An alto singer.
 Alto clef Mus. the counter-tenor clef, or the C clef, placed so that the two strokes include the middle line of the staff.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: of or being the lowest female voice [syn: contralto]
      2: of or being the highest male voice; having a range above
         that of tenor [syn: countertenor]
      3: (of a musical instrument) second highest member of a group;
         "alto clarinet or recorder"
      n 1: a singer whose voice lies in the alto clef
      2: the lowest female singing voice [syn: contralto]
      3: the highest adult male singing voice [syn: countertenor]
      4: the pitch range of the lowest female voice