Part of speech: noun
Definition: musical part or section higher than tenor and lower than soprano. Originally called contratenor altus, high countertenor, the part that performed a countermelody above the tenor or main melody. person or instrument that performs the alto part
Example sentence: The baritone can serve functions that the alto and tenor cannot, in orchestral voicing.
Part of speech: adjective
Definition: Of a sound, having a comparatively low pitch.