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Definition of "alt" []

  • Pitched in the first octave above the treble staff; high. (adjective)
  • The first octave above the treble staff. (noun)
  • A note or tone in the alt octave. (noun)
  • (esp of vocal music) high in pitch (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Of or relating to the octave commencing with the G above the top line of the treble staff (adjective)

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Use "alt" in a sentence
  • "I had written about using an attribute substring selector to bind a style to an element using its alt text.div. promo-main img [alt* = "Cover"] {z-index: 2; position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0;} div. promo-main img [alt* = "Disc"] {z-index: 1; position: absolute; top: 70px; left: 85px;}"
  • "* @param string $alt Optional language string for alt tag within image, can be a language key or text"
  • ""In a way, [the term alt-country] is insultingly reductive," he says, "but I guess if I had to live in one of those ghettos, I would choose that, rather than angry modern rock full of pointy guitars and eyeliner.""