basso

play
noun bas·so \ˈba-(ˌ)sō, ˈbä-\

Definition of basso

plural

bassos

or

bassi

play \ˈbä-ˌsē\
  1. 1 :  a bass singer; especially :  an operatic bass

  2. 2 :  a low deep voice

Origin and Etymology of basso

Italian, from Medieval Latin bassus, from bassus short, low


First Known Use: circa 1724


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up basso? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a Mesopotamian temple tower

Get Word of the Day daily email!