Definition of basso
1 : a bass singer; especially : an operatic bass
2 : a low deep voice
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Today — some three decades onward — the same basso ostinato is becoming strongly audible for the third time.
First, Summerall, a former Giants kicker with a basso profundo voice, had taken to drinking in the broadcast booth with his partner, Tom Brookshier, and his work had suffered as a result.
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Origin and Etymology of basso
Italian, from Medieval Latin bassus, from bassus short, low
First Known Use: circa 1724See Words from the same year
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