altissimo

altissimo

[al-tis-uh-moh; Italian ahl-tees-see-maw] Music.
adjective
1.
very high.
noun
2.
in altissimo, in the second octave above the treble staff.

Origin:
1810–20; < Italian: literally, highest, equivalent to alt(o) high + -issimo superlative suffix

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altissimo (ælˈtɪsɪˌməʊ)
 
adj
1.  (of music) very high in pitch
2.  of or relating to the octave commencing on the G lying an octave above the treble clef
 
n
3.  in altissimo in the octave commencing an octave above the treble clef
 
[Italian, literally: highest]

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