altissimo

[al-tis-uh-moh; Italian ahl-tees-see-maw]Music.
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adjective

very high.

noun

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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altissimo

adjective

(of music) very high in pitch
of or relating to the octave commencing on the G lying an octave above the treble clef

noun

in altissimo in the octave commencing an octave above the treble clef

Word Origin for altissimo

Italian, literally: highest
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