Continued bass

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(Mus.) a bass continued through an entire piece of music, while the other parts of the harmony are indicated by figures beneath the bass; the same as thorough bass or figured bass; basso continuo.

See also: Continued

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
"That Nicholl has a good deal of sense," said Barbicane; "presently I shall follow his example." Some moments after his continued bass supported the captain's baritone.
The Best of the Rest list has the two-word form CONTINUED BASS. The dictionary contains a Latin phrase from Roman law PACTUM DE CONSTITUENDA DOTE, with the third word having the appropriate sequence of vowels.