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Pitched in the first octave above the treble staff; high.
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The first octave above the treble staff.
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A note or tone in the alt octave.
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Espousing or reflecting values different from those of the establishment or of mainstream culture. Often used in combination.

Alt-rock music; an alt-weekly newspaper.

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Existing outside traditional or established institutions or systems. Often used in combination.

Alt-fuels; an alt-lifestyle.

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The Alt key.
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Alteration.
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Alternate.
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Altitude.
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(music) High in pitch.
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The first octave above the treble staff.
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A tone in this octave.
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Alteration.
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Alternate.
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Alternative.
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Alternator.
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Altitude.
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Alto.
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Abbreviation of alternative.
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Abbreviation of altitude.
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A state of excitement, conveyed by a high pitched voice.
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(knitting) Abbreviation of alternate.
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(music) Abbreviation of alto.
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(Internet, multi-user dungeon) One of a player's alternate or secondary characters.
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A modifier key.
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(law) Abbreviation of alternative.
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Origin of alt

  • Latin altus high al-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Short for alternative

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition