[ al-bur-tee -beys, ahl-ber- ]
/ ælˈbɜr ti ˈbeɪs, ɑlˈbɛr- /
a reiterated broken-chord figure used as an accompaniment, especially in 18th-century rococo keyboard music.
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Origin of Alberti bass
1875–80; named after Domenico Alberti (circa 1710–40), Italian musician
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