noun, plural con·tin·u·os. Music.
Origin of continuo
Examples from the Web for continuo
It was probably intended for the open air (perhaps for a funeral) as it is the only cantata with no continuo part.Bach|Charles Francis Abdy Williams
Continuo, culpam ferro compesce priusquam, Dira per infaustum serpant contagia corpus.Wanderings in South America|Charles Waterton
Continuo summas se tollit caetus ad undas, T. stire, moves; comp.
We cannot, therefore, say that an angel has a position in the continued (quod habeat situm in continuo).Fundamental Philosophy, Vol. I (of 2)|Jaime Luciano Balmes
The three strings are often complete without the Continuo, but occasionally there is an extra part for this.Twelve Good Musicians|Frederick Bridge
British Dictionary definitions for continuo
noun plural -os
- a shortened form of basso continuoSee thorough bass
- (as modifier)a continuo accompaniment