ground bass

noun

Definition of ground bass

: a short bass passage continually repeated below constantly changing melody and harmony

First Known Use of ground bass

1696, in the meaning defined above

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“Ground bass.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ground%20bass. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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