noun, plural con·tin·u·os. Music.
a keyboard accompanying part consisting originally of a figured bass, which in modern scores is usually realized, and serving to provide or fill out the harmonic texture.
Origin of continuo
1715–25; < Italian: literally, continuous
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Historical Examples of continuos
"Yes, I want you," he repeated, bringing his hand down on his knee with a continuos hammering.L'Assommoir
noun plural -os
Word Origin for continuo
Italian, literally: continuous
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