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Basso

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

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

  2. One who sings the lowest part.

  3. 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.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
basso

in various musical terms borrowed from Italian, "bass, a bass voice," from Italian basso, from Late Latin bassus (see bass (adj.)).

Wiktionary
basso

n. 1 (context music English) A bass singer, especially in opera. 2 (context music English) An instrumental part written for a bass instrument. 3 (context music English) The double bass, or contrabasso.

WordNet
basso
  1. n. an adult male singer with the lowest voice [syn: bass]

  2. the lowest adult male singing voice [syn: bass, bass voice]

  3. [also: bassi (pl)]

Wikipedia
Basso (surname)

Basso is an Italian surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Adriano Basso, Brazilian footballer
  • Annalise Basso, American actress
  • Anthony Basso, French footballer
  • Claudio Basso, Argentine singer
  • Giandomenico Basso, Italian rally driver
  • Hamilton Basso, American novelist
  • Ivan Basso, Italian cyclist
  • Jorge Basso, Uruguayan physician and politician
  • Josias Basso, Brazilian footballer
  • Keith H. Basso (1940–2013), American anthropologist
  • Lelio Basso, Italian politician and journalist
  • Marino Basso, Italian cyclist
  • Romina Basso, Italian mezzo-soprano
  • Sonia Basso (born 1954), Italian cross-country skier
  • Suzanne Basso (1954–2014), American convicted murderer
  • Tom Basso, American financier and trader

Usage examples of "basso".

Bassi brought his story to an end by saying that he was going to Venice for the carnival, and was sure of making a lot of money.

He also sang as basso of the Temple Emanuel from 1874 to 1888, thirteen consecutive years, and was the basso profundo of that celebrated male quartette, The Amphions, composed of Joseph Maguire, H.

The column of Arcadius, which represents in basso relievo his victories, or those of his father Theodosius, is still extant at Constantinople.

Clear heads, sir, for pictures, statues, busts, relievos, basso relievos, tablets, monuments, mausoleums.

This was something that Sark had expected, for his chuckle came in a lowered basso.

He also sang as basso of the Temple Emanuel from 1874 to 1888, thirteen consecutive years, and was the basso profundo of that celebrated male quartette, The Amphions, composed of Joseph Maguire, H.

These worthy people, seeing me dressed like a lord, with a cross on my breast, took me for a cosmopolitan charlatan who was expected at Augsburg, and Bassi, strange to say, did not undeceive them.

The company gave a play the next evening, but as only thirty or at most forty people were present, poor Bassi did not know where to turn to pay for the lighting and the orchestra.

I ordered Bassi to give notice that the pit would be two florins and the boxes a ducat, but that the gallery would be opened freely to the first comers.

She interested herself on behalf of the monk, and offered me to give him a letter of introduction for Augsburg Canon Bassi, of Bologna, who was Dean of St.

In the March following I had a letter from the good Dean Bassi, in which he told me how Balbi had run away, taking with him one of his servant girls, a sum of money, a gold watch, and a dozen silver spoons and forks.

Anita, Cicerovacchio e i figli, con Ugo Bassi, sbarcarono nelle foci del Po.

He brilliantly studied mathematics with his cousin, Laura Bassi, the famous woman professor of Reggio.

Christian asceticism, and there is archaeological evidence that later Pomponii were indeed Christian, for the Christian catacombs of Callistus provide inscriptions of a Pomponius Graecinus and of the Pomponii Bassi, dating from the second century.

His voice is a rich basso cantante, so unexpectedly beautiful that Sybille is moved almost to confusion by it, and looks at him in awe.