1. continuo

noun. a bass part written out in full and accompanied by numbers to indicate the chords to be played.


  • bass
  • figured bass
  • thorough bass
  • basso continuo

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2. basso

noun. ['ˈbæsoʊ'] an adult male singer with the lowest voice.


  • bass
  • vocalist
  • vocaliser
  • singer

3. basso

noun. ['ˈbæsoʊ'] the lowest adult male singing voice.


  • singing voice
  • basso profundo
  • bass

Sentences with 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.