from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See continuo.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The continuous realization of harmony throughout a musical piece, usually by a harpsichord and/or cello. Abbreviation: bc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A bass part written out continuously, while the other parts of the harmony are indicated by figures attached to the bass; continued bass.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as figured bass (which see, under bass).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a bass part written out in full and accompanied by numbers to indicate the chords to be played
Italian, continuous bass.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)