Bas"so (?), n. [It., fr. LL. bassus. See Base, a.] Mus. (a)

The bass or lowest part; as, to sing basso.

(b)

One who sings the lowest part.

(c)

The double bass, or contrabasso.

Basso continuo (). [It., bass continued.] Mus. A bass part written out continuously, while the other parts of the harmony are indicated by figures attached to the bass; continued bass.

 

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