[al-tis-uh-moh; Italian ahl-tees-see-maw]Music.
in altissimo, in the second octave above the treble staff.
Origin of altissimo
1810–20; < Italian: literally, highest, equivalent to alt(o) high + -issimo superlative suffix
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Historical Examples of altissimo
All the rest of the objects were as usual in plano; this was in alto, indeed in altissimo rilievo.Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 4
Charles Dudley Warner
The rapidity of his execution, and the mellow sweetness of his altissimo notes, were unequalled.The Violin
(of music) very high in pitch
of or relating to the octave commencing on the G lying an octave above the treble clef
in altissimo in the octave commencing an octave above the treble clef
Word Origin for altissimo
Italian, literally: highest
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