basso

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n basso the lowest adult male singing voice
    • n basso an adult male singer with the lowest voice
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Basso (Mus) The bass or lowest part; as, to sing basso .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n basso In music, the Italian word for bass.
    • n basso One who sings bass.
    • n basso An obsolete form of bashaw.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Basso bas′so the same as Bass (1): also a bass singer.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
It., fr. LL. bassus,. See Base (a.)

Usage

In literature:

A deep, basso rumble drowned whatever reply she stammered.
"Rim o' the World" by B. M. Bower
Spinelli's opera "A Basso Porto" presented by the Castle Square Opera Company in New York City.
"Annals of Music in America" by Henry Charles Lahee
But though on that evening a basso did bleat, it may be that he was not bubonic.
"The Paliser case" by Edgar Saltus
He was quite receptive while a booming basso rang the bell in the lighthouse, dingdong.
"Fire Mountain" by Norman Springer
In answer to the Elder's nod a heavy basso pealed forth.
"Captain Pott's Minister" by Francis L. Cooper
BASSO, CHURCH OF ST. Of no importance.
"The Stones of Venice, Volume III (of 3)" by John Ruskin
Mr. Basso, second violin in the Minneapolis Orchestra, would seem to have missed his vocation by a few seats.
"The So-called Human Race" by Bert Leston Taylor
He broke into an infectious laugh, which would have been a fine basso for Nell's laugh.
"Mistress Nell" by George C. Hazelton, Jr.
He called, his voice sounding basso in the thick air and the Merchant answered.
"Youth" by Isaac Asimov
Only four horses started, Halma, Basso, Laureate and Curator.
"History of the Kentucky Derby, 1875-1921" by John Lawrence O'Connor
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In poetry:

Remark'd the joking Doctor: "My dear, you ought to get
Another one — a basso — and have a full quartette."
She took his words in earnest, nor thought of ridicule;
She bargain'd from a circus man a educated mule.
"The Parrot and the Billy-Goat" by Henry Clay Work
Falsetto snatched the turban which Madame Polly wore;
Its green and scarlet feathers he scattered on the floor.
The Madame swore in Spanish, her eyes suffused with tears;
And, flying to the basso's head, she hid behind his ears.
"The Parrot and the Billy-Goat" by Henry Clay Work
Shipped, in the fulness of time, across to the other shore,
Heard a deep hum in the distance, the basso profundo of war,
Fretted to get to the business, chafed for the firing line;
Forward, with throbbing pulses, like pilgrims who near their shrine;
"The Lads of the Maple Leaf" by Jessie Pope

In news:

Liberty Union 26, Lucasville Valley 14: Basso carries the load in Liberty Union's win.
Armstrong Tour de France Titles Won't Go to Ullrich, Basso .
Villa Maria's Basso wins District 1 Class AA girls golf title.
Louis Basso , president of Alcott HR in Farmingdale, was appointed to the Long Island regional advisory committee for the New York State Health Benefit Exchange.
Dennis Basso glorifies by-gone glamour.
Designer Dennis Basso is mostly known for his furs and dressing New York's society set.
Is Bibhu Mohapatra The Next Dennis Basso .
Designer Dennis Basso , who will wed his partner of 20 years, Michael Cominotto, at The Pierre hotel next month, was treated to a bridal shower by close friends at Le Cirque late last week.
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Back after a two-year doping ban, Ivan Basso is the favorite to win the Giro d'Italia in a race featuring Lance Armstrong's first appearance in the 100-year-old classic.
Even PETA Didn't Show Up to the Dennis Basso Show.
Backstage at Dennis Basso Spring 2011 Shows.
Chris Basso of Carfax discusses how to buy a used car, airbag fraud, and the millions of cars that have never had safety recalls fixed.
A good day at the office for Giandomenico Basso has seen the Abarth man stretch his advantage over the Peugeot hordes at the halfway point of day two.
Which is why 32-year old Joshua Basso is in trouble after repeatedly calling 911 and requesting that female deputies come to his house and join him in the no-pants dance.
Concerto for 2 Violins, Strings, & basso continuo in Bb, RV 524.
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In science:

See, for example, Basso et al. (2009) (BPSS).
The Interval Property in Multiple Testing of Pairwise Differences
Basso, D., Pesarin, F., Salmaso, L. and Solari, A. (2009).
The Interval Property in Multiple Testing of Pairwise Differences
II-10: {Profili dei conteggi di coincidenze con e senza la barriera riflettente (rispettivamente curva pi´u in alto e curva pi´u in basso).
Tempi di Tunnelling (Tunneling Times)
Basso, “Exciting the GKP string at any coupling,” arXiv:1010.5237 [hep-th].
Multichannel Conformal Blocks for Polygon Wilson Loops
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