how to pronounce alt


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the above transcription of alt is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

alt is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of alt in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… and gray control-alt-delete so much …”

meanings of alt


  1. A modifier key used to change (alternate) the function of other pressed keys.
  2. Abbreviation of altitude.
  3. High pitch, of a voice or instrument; especially, the octave above the top line of the treble stave.
  4. An alternate or secondary character.
  5. A state of excitement, a heightened emotional condition.
  6. An alternative investment or alternative fund.
  7. An alternate account.


  1. Abbreviation of alternative, especially as a cultural phenomenon seen as being outside the mainstream of its genre.
  2. Abbreviation of alternate.

alt frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word alt occurs in english on average 1.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics alt can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that alt can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to alt


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