basso continuo love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as figured bass (which see, under bass).

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  • noun music The continuous realization of harmony throughout a musical piece, usually by a harpsichord and/or cello. Abbreviation: bc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a bass part written out in full and accompanied by numbers to indicate the chords to be played

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Italian, continuous bass.]

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