basso continuo

basso continuo (uncountable)

  1. (music) The continuous realization of harmony throughout a musical piece, usually by a harpsichord and/or cello, typical of the Baroque period. Abbreviation: bc.
    Synonyms: bc, continuo
  • French: basse continue
  • German: Generalbass, Basso continuo
  • Italian: basso continuo
  • Portuguese: baixo contínuo
  • Spanish: bajo continuo

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