Definition of basso in English:



  • A bass voice or vocal part.

    • ‘‘Give me the phone, give me the phone,’ he insisted in his jowly basso.’
    • ‘He was a stern, vindictive man with piercing dark eyes and a booming basso voice which always made her shudder.’
    • ‘The Canadian pianist was a law unto himself, singing as he played in a grumbling basso.’
    • ‘‘It was the first time she had heard him speak, his deep, basso voice tingling inside her eardrums.’’
    • ‘Visitors to his website, which registers more than 2.5 million hits each month, are greeted by his warm basso and offered a heap of health tips, an advice column and the opportunity to shop for health products.’
    deep, low, sonorous, full, full-bodied, vibrant, rich, clear, ringing, orotund
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Early 18th century: Italian, low, from Latin bassus short, low.