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continuo

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noun con·tin·uo \kən-ˈtin-yə-ˌwō, -ˈti-nə-\

Definition of continuo

plural con·tin·u·os

  1. :  a bass part (as for a keyboard or stringed instrument) used especially in baroque ensemble music and consisting of a succession of bass notes with figures that indicate the required chords —called also figured bass, thoroughbass




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