basso[bas′ō, bäs′-; It bäs′sō̂]
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noun pl. bas·sos or bas·si
- A bass singer, especially an operatic bass.
- An instrumental part written for a bass instrument.
Origin: Italian, from Medieval Latin bassus, low.