noun. a bass part written out in full and accompanied by numbers to indicate the chords to be played.
- figured bass
- thorough bass
- basso continuo
noun. ['ˈbæsoʊ'] an adult male singer with the lowest voice.
noun. ['ˈbæsoʊ'] the lowest adult male singing voice.
- singing voice
- basso profundo
Example sentences of the word basso-continuo
1. Noun Phrase
Chief among these was the sophisticated use of polyphony in musical composition and “basso continuo.” Polyphony consists of simultaneous melodies or musical voices.