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alto-

combining form
high: altocumulus; altostratus.
[from Latin altus high]

al•to

(ˈæl toʊ)

n., pl. -tos,
adj. n.
3. the second highest part of a four-part chorus.
4. the second highest instrument in a family of musical instruments.
adj.
5. of, pertaining to, or having the range of an alto.
[1775–85; < Italian < Latin altus high]

alto-

var. of alti-: altostratus.
References in classic literature ?
When for a moment I raised my head to take breath and throw the hair and water from my eyes, the steam was rising in a whirling white fog that at first hid the Martians alto- gether.
His very existence was improbable, inexplicable, and alto- gether bewildering.
In open-mouthed wonder the lama turned to this and that, and finally checked in rapt attention before a large alto- relief representing a coronation or apotheosis of the Lord Buddha.