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n. pl. con·tin·u·os
An independent bassline, usually realized on a keyboard instrument, in which numerals written underneath the notes indicate the kinds of harmony to be played. Also called basso continuo, figured bass, thoroughbass.
[Italian, from Latin continuus, continuous; see continue.]
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n, pl -os
1. (Instruments) music
a. a shortened form of basso continuo. See thorough bass
b. (as modifier): a continuo accompaniment.
2. (Classical Music) the thorough-bass part as played on a keyboard instrument, often supported by a cello, bassoon, etc
[Italian, literally: continuous]
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n., pl. -tin•u•os.
a musical keyboard accompaniment in unrealized form consisting of a series of bass notes whose chordal harmonies are indicated by numerals.Also called figured bass .
[1715–25; < Italian: literally, continuous]
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continuo[kənˈtɪnjʊəʊ] N → continuo m
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n → Continuo nt; to play the continuo → Continuo spielen
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