Alberti bass

[ al-bur-tee -beys, ahl-ber- ]
/ ælˈbɜr ti ˈbeɪs, ɑlˈbɛr- /

noun Music.

a reiterated broken-chord figure used as an accompaniment, especially in 18th-century rococo keyboard music.

QUIZZES

IS YOUR DESERT PLANT KNOWLEDGE SUCCULENT OR DRIED UP?

Cactus aficionados, don't get left in the dust with this quiz on desert plants. Find out if you have the knowledge to survive this prickly foray into the desert!
Question 1 of 7
This tall, horizontally branched cactus is probably the most recognizable cactus in Arizona. What is it called?

Origin of Alberti bass

1875–80; named after Domenico Alberti (circa 1710–40), Italian musician
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020