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Swallowing became painful and her strong alto voice dwindled to a raspy whisper.Hours after a massage, a professor was wildly dizzy and deaf in one ear|Sandra G. Boodman|December 11, 2021|Washington Post
Structurally, the songs are bold — mixtures of balladry, hip-hop, country, soul and blues reside, in some cases, within a single song — and are flavored with instruments as diverse as organ, flute and alto sax.A new album by incarcerated musicians features songs of prison, trauma and hope|Michael Patrick F. Smith|September 29, 2021|Washington Post
She sang gospel songs in her strong alto, and she prayed aloud.For Years, JaMarcus Crews Tried to Get a New Kidney, but Corporate Healthcare Stood in the Way|by Lizzie Presser|December 15, 2020|ProPublica
He played clarinet and alto saxophone in the 17th Division Special Service Band as part of the Army’s 92nd Infantry Division, popularly known as the Buffalo Soldiers.Marshall Allen is 96 years old and still leading one of the most visionary jazz groups of all time|Shannon Effinger|October 30, 2020|Washington Post
When Cosby looked up, he saw that Sonny Stitt, the famed alto sax player, had joined the bandstand.Why Comedians Still Think Bill Cosby Is a Genius|Mark Whitaker|October 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She found an out-of-network doctor in Palo Alto who would do the surgery about a month later.Obamacare Now Pays for Gender Reassignment|Kaiser Health News|August 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Eventually Franco took an acting job so his production company could put his salary into Palo Alto.The Next Great Coppola|Caryn James|May 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For this role, Mueller, who earned a Tony nomination for her turn in On a Clear Day, ironed the vibrato out of her Broadway alto.‘Beautiful: The Carole King Musical’ Review: A Few Discordant Notes, But Damn Great Songs|Daniel Gross|January 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But how can I say that when the protagonist is a talking bear who plays the alto sax?What are the Best Novels on Music?|Ted Gioia|October 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
"But you see it was just this way," explained the pleasant little voice—all alto notes again.
"It's only Molly," explained an undeniably sweet little alto voice.
For the burial of a rich person (entierro alto) the sum of two hundred dollars is frequently paid.
Truth and sincerity staring out upon you perpetually in alto relievo.
Alto de Mombu, again, is five hundred feet higher than Hacquita, and the mean temperature has here fallen nearly two degrees.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. XXII (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
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Word Origin for alto
British Dictionary definitions for alto (2 of 2)
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Cultural definitions for alto
The lowest range of the female singing voice, also called contralto. (Compare mezzo soprano and soprano.)