alto saxophone

variants: or alto sax

Definition of alto saxophone

: the second highest member of the saxophone family pitched in F or E-flat

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Other Words from alto saxophone

alto saxophonist noun

First Known Use of alto saxophone

1853, in the meaning defined above

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“Alto saxophone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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