basso cantante

basso can·​tan·​te | \ -kən-ˈtan-tē; -(ˌ)kän-ˈtän-tē, -ˈtän-ˌtā \
plural bassi cantanti\ -​kən-​ˈtan-​(ˌ)tē , -​(ˌ)kän-​ˈtän-​ \

Definition of basso cantante

: a bass voice with a well-developed upper range a basso cantante … he combines baritone agility with bass sonority and boomTime — compare basso profundo

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History and Etymology for basso cantante

Italian, literally, singing bass

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“Basso cantante.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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