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figured bass

[beys] /beɪs/
noun, Music.
1.
a bass part in which the notes have numbers under them indicating the chords to be played.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805
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British Dictionary definitions for figured bass

figured bass

/beɪs/
noun
1.
a shorthand method of indicating a thorough-bass part in which each bass note is accompanied by figures indicating the intervals to be played in the chord above it in the realization
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