continuo

noun con·tin·uo \ kən-ˈtin-yə-ˌwō , -ˈti-nə- \

Definition of continuo

plural continuos
: a bass part (as for a keyboard or stringed instrument) used especially in baroque ensemble music and consisting of a succession of bass notes with figures that indicate the required chords called also figured bass, thoroughbass

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Origin and Etymology of continuo

Italian, from continuo continuous, from Latin continuus


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