basso profundo

basso profundo
noun (plural basso profundos) Etymology: Italian, literally, deep bass Date: 1853 a deep heavy bass voice with an exceptionally low range; also a person having this voice

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  • basso profundo — [prō fun′dō, prōfoon′dō] n. [< It basso, BASSO + profondo, deep < L profundus,PROFOUND] 1. a very deep bass voice 2. a man with such a voice …   English World dictionary

  • basso profundo — bas•so pro•fun•do [[t]ˈbæs oʊ prəˈfʌn doʊ, ˈfʊn , ˈbɑ soʊ[/t]] n. pl. basso profundos, bas•si pro•fun•di [[t]ˈbæs i prəˈfʌn di, ˈfʊn , ˈbɑ si[/t]] mad a singer with a bass voice of the lowest range • Etymology: 1855–60; < It basso profondo lit …   From formal English to slang

  • basso profundo — /bas oh proh fun doh, foon , preuh , bah soh/, pl. bassi profundi /bas ee proh fun dee, bah see/. a singer with a bass voice of the lowest range. [1855 60; < It basso profondo lit., deep bass. See BASSO, PROFOUND] * * * …   Universalium

  • basso profundo — [prə fʌndəʊ] noun (plural bassos profundos or bassi profundi di) a bass singer with an exceptionally low range. Origin C19: Ital., from basso low + profondo deep …   English new terms dictionary

  • basso profundo — noun a very deep bass voice • Hypernyms: ↑bass, ↑bass voice, ↑basso …   Useful english dictionary

  • basso profundo — ит. [ба/ссо профу/ндо] глубокий (низкий) бас …   Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • basso profundo — /ˌbæsoʊ prəˈfʊndoʊ/ (say .basoh pruh foondoh) noun 1. a bass voice of the lowest range. 2. a singer having such a voice. {Italian: deep bass} …   Australian English dictionary

  • basso — Synonyms and related words: Heldentenor, Meistersinger, alto, aria singer, baritenor, baritone, bass, basso buffo, basso cantante, basso profundo, blues singer, canary, cantatrice, cantor, caroler, chanter, chantress, coloratura soprano, comic… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • basso — noun a) A bass singer, especially in opera. b) An instrumental part written for a bass instrument. See Also: basso continuo, basso profundo …   Wiktionary

  • basso cantante — /bas oh keuhn tahn tee, tay, bah soh/; It. /bahs saw kahn tahn te/, pl. bassi cantanti /bas ee keuhn tahn tee, bah see/; It. /bahs see kahn tahn tee/. Music. a bass voice with an upper range that is more developed than that of the basso profundo …   Universalium

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