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adjective as in low

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Swallowing became painful and her strong alto voice dwindled to a raspy whisper.

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.

She sang gospel songs in her strong alto, and she prayed aloud.

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.

When Cosby looked up, he saw that Sonny Stitt, the famed alto sax player, had joined the bandstand.

She found an out-of-network doctor in Palo Alto who would do the surgery about a month later.

Eventually Franco took an acting job so his production company could put his salary into Palo Alto.

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.

But how can I say that when the protagonist is a talking bear who plays the alto sax?

"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.


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On this page you'll find 8 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to alto, such as: bass, deep, low-pitched, resonant, and sonorous.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.