- a person who sings bass; a bass.
Origin of basso
- Hamilton,1904–64, U.S. journalist and novelist.
Examples from the Web for basso
But for Basso (Super 8), keeping a straight face during these scenes was easier said then done.‘The Kings of Summer’ Stars on Survival Skills, Girls, Becoming Men, and More
May 31, 2013
Basso said Alleman had a genetic predisposition for cardiac problems, as both of his parents died of heart attacks in their 50s.
"He lived a very full life," said Basso, who seemed shaken when reached by phone Monday evening.
Basso recalled Alleman as a fun-loving man who loved the Heart Attack Grill.
Dmitri had been a basso profundo singer, and to this day retains a commanding voice as well as a keen ear.Reading Nabokov to Nabokov
Lila Azam Zanganeh
February 29, 2012
But though on that evening a basso did bleat, it may be that he was not bubonic.The Paliser case
The first three were from the Basso Porto—fit inhabitants of the place.The Romance Of Giovanni Calvotti
David Christie Murray
For, of the four singers, only the basso had any conception of time.The Genius
Margaret Horton Potter
The basso, on the other hand, is the personification of vocal misery, and he knows it.Letters of Peregrine Pickle
George P. Upton
In my opinion, your Basso ostinato should be written in 3/4 or 6/4 time, but not in 5/4.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky
- (esp in operatic or solo singing) a singer with a bass voice
Word Origin and History for basso
in various musical terms borrowed from Italian, "bass, a bass voice," from Italian basso, from Late Latin bassus (see bass (adj.)).