basso continuo love


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)


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