basso cantante


basso can·​tan·​te
plural bassi cantanti
: 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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Italian, literally, singing bass

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“Basso cantante.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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