basso profundo


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bas·so pro·fun·do

 (băs′ō prə-fŭn′dō, bä′sō prə-fo͝on′dō)
n. pl. basso pro·fun·dos or bas·si pro·fun·di (bä′sē prə-fo͝on′dē)
1. A deep bass singing voice.
2. A singer who has such a voice.

[Italian : basso, bass + profondo, deep.]
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basso profundo

(prəʊˈfʌndəʊ; Italian proˈfundo)
n, pl -dos
(Music, other) (esp in operatic solo singing) a singer with a very deep bass voice
[Italian, literally: deep bass]
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bas•so pro•fun•do

(ˈbæs oʊ prəˈfʌn doʊ, -ˈfʊn-, ˈbɑ soʊ)
n., pl. basso profundos, bas•si pro•fun•di (ˈbæs i prəˈfʌn di, -ˈfʊn-, ˈbɑ si)
a singer with a bass voice of the lowest range.
[1855–60; < Italian basso profondo literally, deep bass. See basso, profound]
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basso profundo

A bass voice of unusually low range.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.basso profundo - a very deep bass voice
bass voice, basso, bass - the lowest adult male singing voice
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Translations

basso profundo

[ˌbæsəʊprəˈfʊndəʊ] Nbajo m profundo
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basso profundo

ntiefer Bass
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Then he went on to give a poignant and gut-wrenching account - at least that's the way it sounds when you listen to it today as rendered by James Earl Jones, the distinguished African-American actor who is said to possess "one of the best-known voices in show business, a stirring basso profundo that has lent gravel and gravitas" to his many recitals - of a forced slave march to the New Orleans Slave Auction.
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I cannot imagine an early December without that feeling of being slightly removed from the world, a sinusbased headache, and people being surprised by the basso profundo voice a sore throat unaccountably inflicts upon me.
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In this, Leonetti gets a big hand from editor Tom Elkins and composer Joseph Bishara ("The Conjuring"), whose score is still doing basso profundo back-flips even as the end credits are rolling.
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The most demanding role of the soloists in this score goes to the baritone who must navigate his falsetto and plumb his basso profundo. Kyyycy was up to the task, especially throughout his sonorous screed in the tavern where he must sit in tenor tessitura without cracking.
So the wisdom, while not the intended outcome, gives way to faint interludes in search of basso profundo. Nichols's brand of surrealism, while naturally courting incoherence, often doesn't quite cohere.
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