[ bas-oh, bah-soh; Italian bahs-saw ]
/ ˈbæs oʊ, ˈbɑ soʊ; Italian ˈbɑs sɔ /
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noun, plural bas·sos, Italian bas·si [bahs-see]. /ˈbɑs si/. Music.
a person who sings bass; a bass.
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Origin of basso
1810–20; <Italian <Late Latin bassus.See base2
Other definitions for basso (2 of 2)
[ bas-oh ]
/ ˈbæs oʊ /
Hamilton, 1904–64, U.S. journalist and novelist.
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How to use basso in a sentence
Bassi-rilievi run spirally from the bottom to the top, representing the Marcomannian war.Ruins of Ancient Cities (Vol. II of II)|Charles Bucke
This rite is named Bassi Bibha (not new marriage), all the ceremonials being conducted by the females.The Hindoos as they Are|Shib Chunder Bose
Bassi'no (Count), the "perjured husband of Aurelia" slain by Alonzo.Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1|The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
The bassi-relievi which encircle it contain no less than 2500 figures of men, besides those of animals and other objects.Wintering in the Riviera|William Miller
He had no wish for the concert, no wish to hear Berlinese trulls and bubonic bassi bleat.The Paliser case|Edgar Saltus
British Dictionary definitions for basso
/ (ˈbæsəʊ) /
noun plural -sos or -si (-sɪ)
(esp in operatic or solo singing) a singer with a bass voice
Word Origin for basso
C19: from Italian, from Late Latin bassus low; see base ²
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