thorough bass

[ beys ]
/ beɪs /
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noun Music.


Nearby words

  1. thorny,
  2. thoro,
  3. thorold,
  4. thoron,
  5. thorough,
  6. thorough brace,
  7. thoroughbred,
  8. thoroughfare,
  9. thoroughgoing,
  10. thoroughly

Origin of thorough bass

First recorded in 1655–65

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British Dictionary definitions for thorough bass

thorough bass

/ (beɪs) /

noun

  1. Also called: basso continuo, continuo (esp during the baroque period) a bass part underlying a piece of concerted music. It is played on a keyboard instrument, usually supported by a cello, viola da gamba, etcSee also figured bass
  2. (as modifier)a thorough-bass part
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