Definition of basso in English:



  • A bass voice or vocal part.

    • ‘It is a showpiece for the basso's humor and dramatic exaggeration.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Another highlight of this compilation is the complete song cycle "The Nursery", in which the basso convincingly transforms himself into a little boy!’
    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.