noun, plural bas·sos, Italian bas·si [bahs-see] /ˈbɑs si/. Music.
- bassini's operation,
- basso cantante,
- basso continuo,
- basso profundo,
- basso rilievo,
Origin of basso
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|Anna Klassen|May 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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.
The basso finished his air and the tenor sang another while the curtain was up.
He joined the singing-class there, for his voice had suddenly grown harsh and deep, and he conceived himself to be a basso.Despair's Last Journey|David Christie Murray
Soon the score was practically tied: there were shrill entreaties, basso curses, a storm of indiscriminate insults.San Cristbal de la Habana|Joseph Hergesheimer
The basso was explaining the manner in which Malibran gave the air they were practicing.Great Singers, Second Series|George T. Ferris
This tableau lasted nearly two minutes, with the most complete steadiness, the basso singing an aria.
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.)).