AskDefine | Define continuo

Dictionary Definition

continuo n : a bass part written out in full and accompanied by numbers to indicate the chords to be played [syn: figured bass, basso continuo, thorough bass]

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English

Noun

  1. The bass line of music, especially for a keyboard instrument, that continues throughout a work

Derived terms

Italian

Etymology

Latin continuus from continere

Pronunciation

contìnuo, /konˈtinwo/, /kon"tinwo/

Adjective

it-adj continu

Verb form

continuo
  1. first-person singular indicative present of continuare

Spanish

Adjective

  1. continuous

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