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basso profundo

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noun bas·so pro·fun·do \ˌba-(ˌ)sō-prə-ˈfən-(ˌ)dō, ˌbä-, -ˈfu̇n-\

Definition of basso profundo

plural

basso profundos

  1. :  a deep heavy bass voice with an exceptionally low range; also :  a person having this voice



Origin and Etymology of basso profundo

Italian, literally, deep bass


First Known Use: 1853


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