noun, plural bas·sos, Italian bas·si [bahs-see] /ˈbɑs si/. Music.
Origin of basso
Examples from the Web for bassi
Historical Examples of bassi
His name was Bassi, and like myself he had given up the priesthood.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
Bassi and his brother, Cicernachio, met with the same fate at Bologna.Rule of the Monk
To these he added many more of bassi relievi, and of ancient statues.
For consistency in the text, standardized 'bassirilievi', 'bassi rilievi', and 'bassi relievi' as 'bassi relievi'.
There is a fountain in the midst, surrounded with bassi relievi much disfigured.Pencillings by the Way
N. Parker Willis
noun plural -sos or -si (-sɪ)
Word Origin for basso
in various musical terms borrowed from Italian, "bass, a bass voice," from Italian basso, from Late Latin bassus (see bass (adj.)).