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altissimo Syllabification: al·tis·si·mo
Pronunciation: /alˈtisəˌmō/ /äl-/

Definition of altissimo in English:


Very high in pitch: the extreme altissimo range of his horn
More example sentences
  • He was inclined to use a harsh altissimo register in his saxophone playing.
  • It might be helpful and quicker to work with a good private teacher who plays the altissimo register.
  • Opening the F key only a little helps the altissimo notes to speak.


Italian, superlative of alto 'high'.

Words that rhyme with altissimo

fortissimo, generalissimo, pianissimo
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