What does basso continuo mean?

basso continuo in AZ Dictionary

(n) See continuo.
(n) The constant realization of equilibrium throughout a musical piece, usually by a harpsichord and/or cello. Abbreviation: bc.
(n) A bass part written out continuously, even though the other areas of this equilibrium tend to be indicated by figures connected to the bass; proceeded bass.

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  • Hypernym for "basso continuo"
    • bass, bass part
  • Etymologically Related for "basso continuo"
    • continuo, figured bass, figured bass
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