Definition of basso in English:

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basso

Pronunciation: /ˈbasəʊ/

noun (plural bassos or bassi /ˈbasi/)

A bass voice or vocal part.
Example sentences
  • The Canadian pianist was a law unto himself, singing as he played in a grumbling basso.
  • He was a stern, vindictive man with piercing dark eyes and a booming basso voice which always made her shudder.
  • ‘Give me the phone, give me the phone,’ he insisted in his jowly basso.

Origin

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

Words that rhyme with basso

El Paso, Picasso, Sargasso, Tasso

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