basso cantante

noun basso can·tan·te \-kən-ˈtan-tē; -(ˌ)kän-ˈtän-tē, -ˈtän-ˌtā\

Definition of basso cantante


bassi cantanti

\-kən-ˈtan-(ˌ)tē, -(ˌ)kän-ˈtän-\
  1. :  a bass voice with a well-developed upper range a basso cantante … he combines baritone agility with bass sonority and boom — Time — compare basso profundo

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Origin and Etymology of basso cantante

Italian, literally, singing bass

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to criticize severely

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