basso continuo


noun Music.

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Origin of basso continuo

First recorded in 1665–75
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British Dictionary definitions for basso continuo

basso continuo

noun

another term for thorough bass Often shortened to: continuo

Word Origin for basso continuo

Italian, literally: continuous bass
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