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Basso

[bas-oh] /ˈbæs oʊ/
noun
1.
Hamilton, 1904–64, U.S. journalist and novelist.
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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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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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