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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A bassline that is continually repeated throughout a composition.
  • noun A composition having such a bassline.

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  • noun music The repetition of a bassline or harmonic pattern as the basis of a piece underneath variations.

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  • noun a short melody in the bass that is constantly repeated

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