(redirected from Basse)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.


 (băs′ō, bä′sō)
n. pl. bas·sos or bas·si (bä′sē)
1. A bass singer, especially an operatic bass.
2. A part written for a bass instrument.

[Italian, from Medieval Latin bassus, low.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


n, pl -sos or -si (-sɪ)
(Music, other) (esp in operatic or solo singing) a singer with a bass voice
[C19: from Italian, from Late Latin bassus low; see base2]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


(ˈbæs oʊ, ˈbɑ soʊ)

n., pl. -sos, -si (-sē).
a bass singer, esp. of operatic caliber.
[1810–20; < Italian < Late Latin bassus. See base2]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.basso - an adult male singer with the lowest voicebasso - an adult male singer with the lowest voice
singer, vocalist, vocalizer, vocaliser - a person who sings
2.basso - the lowest adult male singing voicebasso - the lowest adult male singing voice
singing voice - the musical quality of the voice while singing
basso profundo - a very deep bass voice
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in classic literature ?
I thought--I may be wrong--but I THOUGHT her motive for doing so, was a natural, though mistaken reluctance to introduce me to some, probably, very poor abode; her means were narrow, her origin obscure; she lives somewhere, doubtless, in the 'basse ville.'"
This is how it runs: `A le moult puissant et moult honorable chevalier, Sir Nigel Loring de Christchurch, de son tres fidele ami Sir Claude Latour, capitaine de la Compagnie blanche, chatelain de Biscar, grand seigneur de Montchateau, vavaseur de le renomme Gaston, Comte de Foix, tenant les droits de la haute justice, de la milieu, et de la basse.' Which signifies in our speech: `To the very powerful and very honorable knight, Sir Nigel Loring of Christchurch, from his very faithful friend Sir Claude Latour, captain of the White Company, chatelain of Biscar, grand lord of Montchateau and vassal to the renowned Gaston, Count of Foix, who holds the rights of the high justice, the middle and the low.'"
He heard the shrill voices of the women, the gruff basses of the men, and the snarling of the dogs.
Global Banking News-September 11, 2018-Medivir names Dr Linda Basse as chief medical officer
M2 EQUITYBITES-September 11, 2018-Medivir names Dr Linda Basse as chief medical officer
M2 PHARMA-September 11, 2018-Medivir names Dr Linda Basse as chief medical officer
"( Project Runway" Season 15 is just a few weeks away from its finale, and fans are already predicting that Laurence Basse will win.
The fatalities include 24 insurgents and five soldiers, Prosper Felix Basse said.
[USPRwire, Wed Apr 09 2014] ELENA HERNANDEZ, owner and principal of Excite Entertainment Enterprises is now booking live performances, including concerts, gigs, tours, radio and TV performances for WILLIE BASSE.
La Sonelgaz a realise 249 postes electriques de haute et basse tensions durant l'annee 2012 a Tlemcen, a declare mardi dernier le directeur local de cette entreprise.
Khartoum, 23 Mai (SUNA)- Ttoujours on parle beaucoup d'hypertension arterielle, de ses causes et ses symptomes et les moyens de la prevenir, alors que la pression arterielle basse n'a pas cette attention, meme s'il represent un probleme que beaucoup de gens souffrent aussi .