Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See continuo.

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  • n. A musical notation in which intervals, chords and harmonizations are indicated by numbers written below a given bass note.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. See Continued bass, under Continued.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a bass part written out in full and accompanied by numbers to indicate the chords to be played

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

From the numerals written underneath the notes.

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