Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The highest register of a woodwind instrument, or a specific note in this register

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The part or notes situated above F in alt.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A musical term used in the phrase in altissimo, literally in the highest, that is, in the second octave above the treble staff, beginning with G. See alt.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. very high

Etymologies

From Italian altissimo (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • So if you enter the search terms: "altissimo" sigurd, you will get results on: alto and sigurd, which are entirely different.

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  • Outland Trophy (Miglior Lineman): Mike Iupati di Idaho il nome nuovo, capitano dei Vandals ha giocato una stagione ad altissimo livello, dimostrando di vouch for recuperato ottimamente dallinfortunio alla spalla della passata stagione che lo aveva costretto the chiuderla in via anticipata; left guard, ormai titolare indiscusso da tre anni e dovrebbe presentarsi al breeze di questanno.

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  • George Eastman ha anche scritto Deserto di fuoco, in cui compare un cast di altissimo livello, criminal Vittorio Gassman e Claudia Cardinale.

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  • Lo recuerdo recitando en italiano los versos del altissimo poeta ...

    veruscio Diary Entry

  • Solent enim, vt plurimum deesse nautis tam immensi funes, vt in altissimo æquore anchoram demittant: Igitur in dorsis cetorum, respondet Munsterus.

    A briefe commentarie of Island, by Arngrimus Ionas

  • For so we see, aspiring to be like God in power, the angels transgressed and fell; Ascendam, et ero similis altissimo: by aspiring to be like God in knowledge, man transgressed and fell;

    The Advancement of Learning

  • Solent enim, vt plurimum deesse nautis tam immensi funes, vt in altissimo 鎞uore anchoram demittant: Igitur in dorsis cetorum, respondet Munsterus.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • Et Melchisedec rex Salem protulit panem et vinum: et ipse erat sacerdos Deo altissimo.

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 1

  • The manual compass extended to G in _altissimo_ and the pedals from CCC to G-- 32 notes.

    The Recent Revolution in Organ Building Being an Account of Modern Developments

  • _In altissimo_ -- pitches in the octave above the _alt_ octave.

    Music Notation and Terminology

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