how to pronounce alto


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the above transcription of alto 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.

alto is pronounced in two syllables

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video examples of alto pronunciation

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

“… having grown up in Palo Alto and I was …”

meaning of alto

Alto is a type of musical instrument.

alto frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word alto occurs in english on average 2.2 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 alto 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 alto can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

words with pronunciation similar to alto


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