basso profundo

[ bas-oh proh-fuhn-doh, -foon-, pruh-, bah-soh ]
/ ˈbæs oʊ proʊˈfʌn doʊ, -ˈfʊn-, prə-, ˈbɑ soʊ /
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noun, plural bas·si pro·fun·di [bas-ee proh-fuhn-dee, bah-see]. /ˈbæs i proʊˈfʌn di, ˈbɑ si/.
a singer with a bass voice of the lowest range.
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Origin of basso profundo

First recorded in 1855–60, basso profundo is from Italian basso profondo literally, “deep bass.” See basso, profound
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British Dictionary definitions for basso profundo

basso profundo
/ (prəʊˈfʌndəʊ, Italian proˈfundo) /

noun plural -dos
(esp in operatic solo singing) a singer with a very deep bass voice

Word Origin for basso profundo

Italian, literally: deep bass
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