[ UK /bˈæsə‍ʊ/ ]
[ US /ˈbæsoʊ/ ]
  1. the lowest adult male singing voice
  2. an adult male singer with the lowest voice
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How To Use basso In A Sentence

  • They are indeed miniatures, as the entire set of eight take about eight minutes to perform by the pairs of flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, violins, violas, cellos and one horn.
  • And then the bassos smote the air with deep sounds: The Man Who Was Afraid
  • Thorwaldsen, Crawford excelled in _basso-rilievo_, and was a remarkable pictorial sculptor. The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 02, No. 08, June 1858
  • On this occasion, Campobasso gave his opinion, couched in the apologue of the Traveller, the Adder, and the Fox; and reminded the Duke of the advice which Reynard gave to the man, that he should crush his mortal enemy, now that chance had placed his fate at his disposal. Quentin Durward
  • It was pleasant to wake up in Florence, to open the eyes upon a bright bare room, with a floor of red tiles which look clean though they are not; with a painted ceiling whereon pink griffins and blue amorini sport in a forest of yellow violins and bassoons. A Room with a View
  • They give a fine account of the Overture in C minor which has some delightful work for bassoon.
  • Candidates in the categories of piano, oboe and bassoon must include a recording of their own playing on either a cassette tape or DAT cassette.
  • Judd made no attempt to tidy up the sheer chaos of this music, presenting its many dynamic extremes without apology, never subduing its often seemingly random accompanying noises of bells, woodwind flutterings and bassoon growls.
  • The bassoon is the legitimate bass to the oboe and to the wood wind in general. Scientific American Supplement No. 819, September 12, 1891
  • On this recording, there are nine violins, three violas, three cellos, a double bass, one flute, three oboes, one bassoon, three trumpets, a set of timpani, and a harpsichord.
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