basso

[ bas-oh, bah-soh; Italian bahs-saw ]
/ ˈbæs oʊ, ˈbɑ soʊ; Italian ˈbɑs sɔ /

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

Definition for basso (2 of 2)

Basso
[ bas-oh ]
/ ˈbæs oʊ /

noun

Hamilton,1904–64, U.S. journalist and novelist.
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British Dictionary definitions for basso

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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