basso-cantante

basso cantante

[bas-oh kuhn-tahn-tee, -tey, bah-soh; Italian bahs-saw kahn-tahn-te]
noun, plural bassi cantanti [bas-ee kuhn-tahn-tee, bah-see; Italian bahs-see kahn-tahn-tee] . Music.
a bass voice with an upper range that is more developed than that of the basso profundo.

Origin:
1875–80; < Italian: literally, singing bass

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