[bas-oh, bah-soh; Italian bahs-saw]
noun, plural bassos Italian, bassi [bahs-see] . Music.
a person who sings bass; a bass.

1810–20; < Italian < Late Latin bassus. See base2 Unabridged
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basso (ˈbæsəʊ)
n , pl -sos, -si
(esp in operatic or solo singing) a singer with a bass voice
[C19: from Italian, from Late Latin bassus low; see base²]

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in various musical terms borrowed from Italian, "bass, a bass voice," from It. basso, from L.L. bassus (see bass (adj.)).
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