Definition of basso in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbasō/

noun (plural bassos or bassi /ˈbäsē/)

A bass voice or vocal part.
Example sentences
  • While accompanying a visiting Hungarian basso, I turned a page and the next page was missing!
  • Both sets obviously highlight Bulgarian basso's hat trick of singing three roles.
  • The traditional Puerto Rican group is a trio, made up of a qauttro (an eight-stringed native Puerto Rican instrument similar to a mandolin); a guitarra, or guitar; and a basso, or bass.


Early 18th century: Italian, 'low', from Latin bassus 'short, low'.

Words that rhyme with basso

El Paso, Picasso, Sargasso, Tasso

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Syllabification: bas·so

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