alto flute

noun

Definition of alto flute

: a large flute pitched a fourth lower than the ordinary flute

called also bass flute

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First Known Use of alto flute

1859, in the meaning defined above

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“Alto flute.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alto%20flute. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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