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for basso continuo
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Basso \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;
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: a bass part written out in full and accompanied by numbers
to indicate the chords to be played [syn: figured bass,
basso continuo, continuo, thorough bass]
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