Definition for ALT, or AL'TO

ALT, or AL'TO, a. [It. from L. altus, high; Celt. alt, ailt, a high place; Heb. עלית, upper, על, high.]

In music, a term applied to high notes in the scale. In sculpture, alto-relievo, high relief, is when the figures project half or more, without being entirely detached from the ground. – Encyc. Cyc.

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