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buffo

  
  (Italian)  
      n   pl   , -fi   , -fos  
1    (in Italian opera of the 18th century) a comic part, esp. one for a bass  
2      (Also called)    buffo bass, basso buffo            (Italian)   a bass singer who performs such a part  
     (C18: from Italian (adj): comic, from buffo (n) buffoon)  
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basso  
      n   pl   , -sos, -si   (esp. in operatic or solo singing) a singer with a bass voice  
     (C19: from Italian, from Late Latin bassus low; see base2)  


basso continuo  
      n      another term for       thorough bass     (Often shortened to)    continuo  
     (Italian, literally: continuous bass)  
basso profundo     (Italian)  
      n   pl   , -dos   (esp. in operatic solo singing) a singer with a very deep bass voice  
     (Italian, literally: deep bass)  
basso rilievo     (Italian)  
      n   pl   , -vos      Italian name for       bas-relief  

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