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contrabasso


contrabasso


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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; 
  continued  bass. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Contrabasso  \Con`tra*bas"so\,  n.  [It.  contrabasso.]  (Mus.) 
  The  largest  kind  of  bass  viol.  See  {Violone}.