Definition of continuo
: 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
First Known Use: circa 1724See Words from the same year
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