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basso

[bas-oh, bah-soh; Italian bahs-saw] /ˈbæs oʊ, ˈbɑ soʊ; Italian ˈbɑs sɔ/
noun, plural bassos Italian, bassi
[bahs-see] /ˈbɑs si/ (Show IPA).
Music.
1.
a person who sings bass; a bass.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; < Italian < Late Latin bassus. See base2
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British Dictionary definitions for bassi

basso

/ˈbæsəʊ/
noun (pl) -sos, -si (-sɪ)
1.
(esp in operatic or solo singing) a singer with a bass voice
Word Origin
C19: from Italian, from Late Latin bassus low; see base²
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Word Origin and History for bassi

basso

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

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