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basso ostinato

Jennifer Speake and Mark LaFlaur

in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of Foreign Terms in English

Published in print January 1999 |
Published online January 2002 | e-ISBN: 9780199891573

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L19 Italian (basso + ostinato). Music

A short passage usually in the bass, constantly repeated with varying melody

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Subjects: Language Reference

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