basso cantante

noun
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

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for basso cantante

Italian, literally, singing bass

Learn More About basso cantante

Dictionary Entries Near basso cantante

basso buffo

basso cantante

basso continuo

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for basso cantante

Cite this Entry

“Basso cantante.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/basso%20cantante. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Eponyms: Words Named After People

Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!