Thorough bass
Bass Bass (b[=a]s), n. [F. basse, fr. bas low. See {Base}, a.] [1913 Webster] 1. A bass, or deep, sound or tone. [1913 Webster]

2. (Mus.) (a) The lowest part in a musical composition. (b) One who sings, or the instrument which plays, bass. [Written also {base}.] [1913 Webster]

{Thorough bass}. See {Thorough bass}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Thorough bass — Thor ough bass (Mus.) The representation of chords by figures placed under the base; figured bass; basso continuo; sometimes used as synonymous with {harmony}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thorough bass — n. Music 1. a) an old system for indicating accompanying chords by putting figures under the bass notes b) the figures used 2. loosely the theory of harmony …   English World dictionary

  • thorough bass — noun a bass part written out in full and accompanied by numbers to indicate the chords to be played • Syn: ↑figured bass, ↑basso continuo, ↑continuo • Hypernyms: ↑bass, ↑bass part …   Useful english dictionary

  • thorough bass — /bays/, Music. 1. See figured bass. 2. continuo. [1655 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • thorough-bass — англ. [тса/рэбэйс] цифрованный бас (генерал бас) …   Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • thorough bass — noun Music basso continuo (see continuo) …   English new terms dictionary

  • thorough-bass — n. (Mus.) Harmony, science of harmony …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Bass — (b[=a]s), n. [F. basse, fr. bas low. See {Base}, a.] [1913 Webster] 1. A bass, or deep, sound or tone. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mus.) (a) The lowest part in a musical composition. (b) One who sings, or the instrument which plays, bass. [Written also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thorough — adj. 1 complete and unqualified; not superficial (needs a thorough change). 2 acting or done with great care and completeness (the report is most thorough). 3 absolute (a thorough nuisance). Phrases and idioms: thorough bass a bass part for a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bass — bass1 bassly, adv. bassness, n. bassy, adj. /bays/, Music. adj. 1. low in pitch; of the lowest pitch or range: a bass voice; a bass instrument. 2. of or pertaining to the lowest part in harmonic music. n. 3. the bass part. 4 …   Universalium

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