noun, plural continuos. Music.
a keyboard accompanying part consisting originally of a figured bass, which in modern scores is usually realized, and serving to provide or fill out the harmonic texture.

1715–25; < Italian: literally, continuous Unabridged
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continuo (kənˈtɪnjʊˌəʊ)
n , pl -os
1.  music
 a.  See thorough bass a shortened form of basso continuo
 b.  (as modifier): a continuo accompaniment
2.  the thorough-bass part as played on a keyboard instrument, often supported by a cello, bassoon, etc
[Italian, literally: continuous]

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