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Alberti bass

[al-bur-tee beys, ahl-ber-] /ælˈbɜr ti ˈbeɪs, ɑlˈbɛr-/
noun, Music.
1.
a reiterated broken-chord figure used as an accompaniment, especially in 18th-century rococo keyboard music.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; named after Domenico Alberti (circa 1710-40), Italian musician
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